My breastfeeding journey has been tough but wonderful

My breastfeeding journey has been tough but wonderful

It’s the last day of World Breastfeeding Week and I wanted to share a bit about my journey because, well, it’s been a tough road. When I first had Rio, he latched pretty immediately. In the hospital, a lactation consultant came by to give me 

Is this just pregnancy insomnia or perinatal anxiety?

Is this just pregnancy insomnia or perinatal anxiety?

It’s currently six in the morning and I have been awake since roughly 1:58am. This has been my ongoing struggle for the past couple of months. You see, I am approaching the 30th week of pregnancy and extremely excited (and nervous) to welcome my first 

50 Ways I tried to heal after a miscarriage

50 Ways I tried to heal after a miscarriage

Please subscribe to my newsletter: Self-Care For Writers. It’s never easy to admit to something difficult and painful in a public way but, here I am, admitting that I recently had a miscarriage. In fact, I wrote about it on Instagram (and my other social media channels) 

Let me get real honest about my struggles with mental health lately

Let me get real honest about my struggles with mental health lately

Please subscribe to my newsletter: Self-Care For Writers. I read somewhere once that, when you break, you don’t quite get put back together the same again. The Japanese art of kintsugi repairs those broken pieces with gold but, to be honest, I’ve never really felt like my 

The Robin Williams (Anthony Bourdain) Tragedy Affects Us All

The Robin Williams (Anthony Bourdain) Tragedy Affects Us All

Note: This is a story that was written for and published on Latina.com in August 2014. However, the site has since shut down and my story has disappeared… But the internet gods allowed me to find it in its entirety, so I am re-posting it here since a) 

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