You Aren’t a Wasn’t

 M.J. has liked the book, Happy Birthday to You by Dr. Seuss recently.  There is a part that says if you hadn’t been born you might be a wasn’t (paraphrasing).  This is obviously just silly rhyming, but this part made me think, how often have I felt like a “wasn’t”? I have had low self-esteem …

It’s Okay to Get Angry

Parenting is hard.  Parenting during a Pandemic is harder.  Parenting during a Pandemic with a mood disorder is even harder.  Sometimes things that happen can trigger depressive episodes.  A situation that occurred in my life recently made me sad and angry.  I think that combined with the 3-week Covid pause, and possibly the cold weather, …

Self-care is Essential

Do you struggle with loving yourself?  Maybe even with liking yourself?  I feel like I have struggled with this from a young age.  I have always been a nice, empathetic person, but I never felt like I had any natural talents.  I wonder, it is easier for the people who are good at everything to …

You Are Loved

Have you ever felt like you’re not good enough?  Not a good enough mom.  Not a good enough wife.  Not good enough at your job.  Not pretty enough.  Not thin enough.  Just not enough.  I have felt like this a lot.  Yesterday and today I’ve felt like a crappy mom.  M.J. has not been listening …

Invisible

M.J. and I have watched a Charlie Brown movie a lot recently.  One of the episodes is the Halloween one and in the other one Snoopy performs a magic show.  In the magic show Snoopy makes Charlie Brown invisible and it takes him a few days to figure out how to turn him back.  Charlie …

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