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When 3 turns 4

Today, my baby, who is now really my middle child (as of 7 weeks ago), turns 4. My little Phoenix Leo. A name that absolutely demands strength. A boy who’s body betrays him. Weak muscles and plagued with fatigue. But that’s the only weak thing about him. This boy is fierce. He is strong willed. …

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One more Sunday

Dear weekend, I’m not quite ready for you to leave me just yet. You were too busy, too fast, too chaotic. If I could just have one more day, one more Sunday… I’m just not ready to move on yet. I’m not ready to meet Monday where it is. Sunday, you weren’t good to me …

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When therapy battles the hopelessness…even just a little.

It was another good night in therapy last night. It was productive, helpful, and maybe with just the slightest bit of emotion. The 2 hours I spend in therapy each week is easily the most important and meaningful part of my week. Especially now, with a new baby and less time to myself than ever …

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When you just feel so triggered

There’s something about this time of year that can be particularly triggering. I have my own traumas and triggers surrounding this time of year, and I don’t know if it’s those things in particular that are triggering me, or if it’s just life in general…but I am having a hard time right now. My brother …

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