The day I couldn’t cope anymore

Please note: Discussion of depression, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts   By Katie Balthazor, Guest Writer I have struggled with depression since high school but since I didn’t understand the emotions I was feeling, I turned to self-harm. I would cut or burn myself and was fascinated how the pain distracted me and pushed aside other … [Read more…]

The Healthiest Baby in the NICU

By Sheila Mulhern, Guest Writer My son Asher had to go to the NICU for about 12 hours after he was born. He was pretty tiny at birth, only weighing 5 pounds, 2 ounces. He was born at just over 37 weeks, so while he was still technically premature, he really should have been bigger … [Read more…]

The one thing no one told me about Co-sleeping

By Alyssa Harold, Guest Writer Becoming a parent is one of those adventurous experiences in which you find yourself “breaking all the rules.” More specifically, your rules. You know, those lies you told yourself about your future, unborn, perfect children? Yeah, “my child will never…”a wise person stops before she completes that sentence. I am … [Read more…]

It doesn’t always have to be you

By Brett Baker, Core Writer My husband travels a lot. Not so much that I could even come close to being compared to a military wife but he definitely travels more than your average hubby. Often, when I take out the trash, and a neighbor or two will pop their heads out to ask, “Where’s Nathaniel … [Read more…]