Just a stay at home mom writing as a creative outlet. Sharing my experiences, thoughts, and opinions to open the minds of others.
I Am a Mom with an Eating Disorder
It was the end of 2017 and I noticed a shift. In a way, I had gotten used to the frequent anxiety attacks and bouts of depression. This was different. I felt like a bottomless pit. I was constantly eating for no reason other than I felt compelled to. I was eating two to three times the "normal" amount almost every day and my body started to reflect that. But more than the physical changes, I noticed the mental changes. Every time that I was left in a pile of candy and snack cake wrappers late at night, I felt guilty. I felt ashamed. I felt out of control. I was eating the snacks that we were buying for our kids and even though they never went without, it got to a point where it was costly. I was having to buy more than I normally would in order to feed my appetite. My husband would come home from work, walk in the kitchen, and ask something along the lines of, "Where did all the fruit snacks go?" I had to look at him, the obvious shame and embarrassment in my eyes, and tell him that I ate them all. In one sitting. I was bawling all the time, depressed, because I didn't know how to stop. Finally, after a few months of this, I decided to seek help.
Who Should Come First? The Marriage or the Kids?
Like most things in the parenting realm, this is a topic that people are very passionate about. I've read and heard a lot of opinions on the topic and it's truly something that interests me. If I'm being honest, I agree with points on both sides of the argument. Since I love hearing about different perspectives and keeping an open mind to others, I figured I'd weigh in on the topic myself.
Why I Believe '13 Reasons Why' Needs to Be Stopped
We've all heard about it—the show sweeping the internet by storm. 13 Reasons Why. If you haven't heard, it's about a girl, Hannah Baker. She commits suicide after relentless bullying and assault, leaving behind 13 tapes for the people who she blames. The show has been incredibly controversial, mainly because of its graphic scenes. Some see these scenes as necessary to start a conversation while some see them as potentially harmful. Here's why I think 13 Reasons Why needs to be stopped. Be aware, there are spoilers ahead!