Tag: Caregiver Burnout

#Depression is like an uninvited houseguest

It’s been a emotionally challenging day for me. There are a million reasons for this and to be completely honest, it got the better of me for a little while. I’m overloaded and that tends to feed my uninvited houseguest called depression. I was able to keep my struggle from the kids, which I’m quite …

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5 Ways To Manage Chronic Pain

Pain is an indicator given to you from your central nervous system to let you know that there is something wrong. Pain lets you know that you need to move away from a fire or you might get burnt. Without pain, you would put yourself in harmful situations all of the time.  Most pain goes …

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It’s been a rough transition home for the kids

The boys came home this afternoon. I picked them up about 2pm. I surprised them by bringing Ruby along, which I would immediately regret. We’ll just say she’s a nervous traveler and leave it at that. She was happy to see the boys and they were thrilled to see her. She was excited to see …

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When Schools Are Closed (feat. Matthew Boulay) S3E23

When Schools Are Closed

When Schools Are Closed (feat. Matthew Boulay) In this episode, I speak with Matthew Boulay about education in the advent of COVID19, as well as the importance of summer learning. We talk about his new book “When Schools are Closed: A Guide for parents to discover the extraordinary power of summer learning in the era …

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Parenting breaks are bittersweet for me

I fully intended to publish this last night and I didn’t. The boys are already at their moms and I’m publishing this now because better late than never. ☺ The boys are so excited because they are seeing their mom in the morning. I’m dropping them off and picking them back up on Sunday. They’ve …

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Life is rough and I’m struggling with #depression

I know that I talk about the bad days quite a bit and that can be depressing to read. There are so many factors that go into writing about my experience and generally, I err on the side of transparency. My intention is not to be depressing but rather to be open about my Depression. …

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