Have you ever gotten to that stage with your children when you’re just like, “Okay, sure.” For instance, Choo-choo wanted to sleep on his floor for nap and bedtime. I initially wanted to say no. My urge was to think, “He can’t do that!”
But why not?
I mean, I always told him no to this when his crib was still intact. I worried about him being out and about upstairs without everything being fully child-proofed. But now that his crib has now become a toddler bed and there are locks in place to keep him out of rooms he shouldn’t be in, why couldn’t he sleep on the floor like he wanted to? Continue reading “Becoming a more relaxed parent”
I sometimes find myself jealous of other women’s husbands. Not in THAT way! Just in that I hear and read all these stories of mothers explaining how their husbands help clean around the house and help take care of the children. I didn’t always feel like Diesel did any of this. A lot of the time, I felt like he did NONE of this.
Diesel used to help clean the house, but due to my OCD, he stopped. He felt like he never did it “right,” never the way I wanted it.
Right now in the US, we are in the middle of Mental Illness Awareness Week, which spans from October 1 through October 7. For those who don’t know what this is or what it means, the Mental Illness Awareness Week is put on every year to help fight the stigma associated with mental illnesses. I know this without having to look it up because all too often, people judge and ridicule that which they don’t understand, Continue reading “Mental health awareness”
I developed Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder during pregnancy. It’s sadly ironic that I used to tease certain relatives for having the same condition because I didn’t understand it. I know more about it now that I wish I did.
It started with me worrying about the doors being locked. I checked once, then a few times, then several more before I could finally relax. This morphed into me checking to make sure the windows were locked as well, even those we hadn’t opened. I would check then check again.