The Adventures of Being a (dog) Foster Mom- The Beginning.

In February I was volunteering in the dog room at an animal wellness center/shelter when I noticed a little mop in one of the kennels. Upon closer inspection, that mop was a dog named K, who had a bright, goofy smile and more joy than I’ve ever seen bundled into an animal so tiny (about … More The Adventures of Being a (dog) Foster Mom- The Beginning.

Feeling Better

So after being on a new medication for three months I am no longer feeling the exhaustive effects of the new medication, even at a higher dose. Even more important, my weight gain, which has haunted me since the day I started taking the other medication, has stopped. For the last seven years, I have … More Feeling Better

Small hiccups

For the last month, as I have pushed through some incredibly busy weeks at work and tried my best to be a socially responsible and active part of today’s current political climate, I have also been undergoing a significant medication change. Immediately, the new medication left me feeling exhausted. Even if I took it at … More Small hiccups

Coming Together

You will notice that the last update to this blog was November of 2015. Shortly afterwards the holidays hit, and not long after that shit hit the fan in a way that left my husband and I reeling for the rest of the year. We endured blow after blow of mental health issues, financial complications, … More Coming Together

Reeling

“You can’t be on medication if you want to have a baby. Absolutely nothing.” My doctor said, turning her back to me to write on her prescription pad. “But I have OCD- how am I going to go through a pregnancy without medications?” I was taken aback, surprised by both her firmness and her flippancy. “We’ll … More Reeling

Life

So life has caught up with me a bit this week, which means I am a bit behind on posting- but I’ll be sure to get some more posts ready to go on Sunday after I take a few days of much- needed relaxation. Xoxox!    -Sarah

Social Anxieties

This is going to sound terrible, but I panic when I receive party invitations in the mail. It’s not that I don’t love whoever the party is celebrating; in fact, it’s not even that I don’t want to go. I love my friends and my family, and I love celebrating their accomplishments, birthdays, anniversaries, babies, and all … More Social Anxieties

Superstitions

One of my biggest flags when it came to figuring that I had OCD was that I became incredibly superstitious at some point. It started innocuously enough; holding my breath when driving past cemeteries, not putting shoes on the table (which really just seems like good manners more than anything), knocking on wood. I didn’t … More Superstitions