Family/Life, Mental Health, Mom Life, Uncategorized

You Said You Wanted to Be a Mom

"You said you wanted to be a mom." * * * When I became a mom, I was prepared for the late nights, the constant feedings, the exhaustion. What I wasn't prepared for was the feelings of inadequacy, the violent mood swings, the psychosis, and "knowing" in my heart that I was failing. I struggled… Continue reading You Said You Wanted to Be a Mom

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Leigha Graf: Red Deer Photographer
Family/Life, Marriage, Mental Health, Mom Life, Personal Growth

What You Don’t See

A friend once told me that he wished his wife was “more of a mom like” me. My heart hurt for their broken family but, more so, for the fact that he didn’t realize the truth. I told him that it wasn’t fair to compare the reality of their life to the social snapshot of… Continue reading What You Don’t See

Family/Life, Mental Health, Mom Life, Personal Growth, Uncategorized

Angry Mommy

I still vividly remember the day that I got so angry with my kids that I scared myself. All because of spilled milk. The day started late, again. I slept in because I didn't have the energy or ambition to get out of bed any earlier than the very last second I had to. Like most… Continue reading Angry Mommy