• Guess What? {TTC update & an italic overload}

    January 17, 2012

    So you all know we’re TTC with the FAM method (charting/temping). Since Dec. 8th I’ve hunkered down and started charting for reals. And this past week I’ve been: exhausted achy bloated hungry ravenous having to pee all the time gassy (that’s just plain delightful to Sam – payback honey) irritable breaking out like I’m 15…

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  • Kicking Depressions Butt. One Badge at a Time.

    January 13, 2012

    Depression and anxiety are often taboo subjects. Sometimes a person like Katherine Stone from Postpartum Progress comes along and blows the stigma of it away – like she did with PPA/PPD. The effect she’s had on that community is amazing. When I realized I had anxiety, I looked for a community that was that open, that bold…

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  • The importance of girlfriends.

    December 15, 2011

    One night during BlogHer’11 I went out to dinner with a bunch of women I’d “known” through their blogs and Twitter, and some on FB, for nearly 2 years. I was excited to be there, but the magnitude of it really didn’t hit me until halfway through. I looked around, saw the laughter, the intimate…

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  • The Anatomy of an Anxiety Attack

    December 13, 2011

    In the past few weeks, I’ve really been working on stopping thoughts that spin out of control into full blown, “OMG RUN FOR COVER WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE” episodes. It’s hard to catch them because often I don’t even realize I’m thinking/playing the scenes in my head until I’m distracted. But yesterday, I had…

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