I've spent a lot of my life searching. I had given up on a lot of plans and goals because I honestly didn't see myself as worthy. I was always searching - for what? I don't know. I suppose I was searching for purpose, for identity, for something to fill the void I felt in my heart. I was lost...until I went to college. And then still a little lost until I met Ellen Caldwell.
It's official: I am burnt out. I want to be done with college. I don't want to write any more essays. I just want to work and take care of my family. It took a decade, but it finally happened. Does this sound familiar? If so, I have a few pieces of advice that I … Continue reading Burnout: What to do when it happens
I've been through this before. Not exactly this, but a much worse version of postpartum depression (PPD) after my second child. Because I have been through it, I started noticing symptoms a few months ago and did my best to cope: meditation, rest, reading, etc. However, I am not able to cope as well … Continue reading Diary of a Mom in College: Postpartum Depression
Hello to all my faithful readers! I am sorry that there was such a long "pause" this summer but it was for good reason! First, I gave birth to this gem: Elizabeth Then, I was busy signing a contact. What contact, you ask? Well, I decided back a year ago that while I enjoy blogging I … Continue reading Where Have I Been? Good News!
I've spent the first 4 weeks of this semester sick as a dog. S-I-C-K but not the normal kind of sick. Instead, over Christmas I discovered that my life would be changing once again by a fourth child and final addition to my family! Yes, I am pregnant! However, even before I found this out I was keenly … Continue reading Diary of a Mom in College: The Announcement I Never Thought I’d Be Making Again
(Disclaimer: I am aware of the current story circulating about Rebekah Erler being a former democratic staffer. However, this does not mean that she isn't or wasn't a college student. I am not writing this article to promote any political party, I am writing it for moms in college.) Did you see the State of the Union address … Continue reading Diary of a Mom in College: Rebekah Erler is My Hero