Rain Makes The Flowers Grow – My Health and Anxiety Journey

By admin / June 11, 2018 /

My husband and I were enjoying a rare and treasured Saturday afternoon away as the leaves turned at the end of 2016. It took me the entire two-hour drive to our favorite city to get out the words in a faint whisper, “Ben…I think I might be depressed.” Motherhood, at the time, presented as the…

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Harper Joy’s Birth Story

By admin / May 19, 2018 /

Carson’s birth was physical. Nora’s birth was emotional. Harper’s birth was mental. That’s the way I’ve been categorizing my third birth. To understand why Harper’s arrival was so mental, you need to know a detail that I’ve not shared publicly to this point. I’ve been in regular therapy since January treating an anxiety disorder. I…

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Zwischen Girl

By admin / April 19, 2018 /

Zwischen Between. Not here, yet here. Baby girl tumbles and twists – just like my heart, waiting for her. (Inspired by these words from a midwife that have been a source of encouragement through all my pregnancies. Photo credit to Crossland Photography.)

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Surprising Myself {A CLEO MADISON Clothing Review}

By Victoria Easter Wilson / November 24, 2017 /

I love surprises. Big surprises, small surprises, I’m not picky. I love the adrenaline-hype build-up and the oxytocin rush that follows. The most startling surprises to take in, I think, are the types when we discover new characteristics about ourselves. Take, for example, this year when I learned a new fact about myself: I enjoy style.…

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"I hope you have a boy."

By Victoria Easter Wilson / November 17, 2017 /

When Ben and I announced our third pregnancy, we were met with the usual host of congratulatory responses. And one particular sentiment I’ve heard over…and over…and over again, “I hope you have a boy.”  Family, friends, random strangers in the cereal aisle, it’s come from all sides. What’s been equally surprising is my visceral reaction to…

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Bearing the (Shame of the) Mental Load

By Victoria Easter Wilson / July 3, 2017 /

This idea that mothers bear the ‘mental load’ of the home has been floating around the Interwebs lately. (See here.) Basically, the thought is that even if the father in a household contributes a fair share of house maintenance, the mother is the one with the constant to-do lists swirling in her head. She is weighed…

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I've Been Hard At Work…

By Victoria Easter Wilson / June 7, 2017 /

I’m long overdue a post! My last writings came from a harder place of life, and first I want to give you an update as to how I’m doing. Through a winding process of medical detective work (which we’re still on!) I discovered that I have a vitamin deficiency. At least for now, that’s the…

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How My Gifted Lily Jade Bag Will Always Remind Me Of My Salvation

By Victoria Easter Wilson / February 21, 2017 /

Before this post will make sense, you need to know what a Lily Jade bag is. Quite simply, it is the most perfect bag on the planet. They are full leather, designer-quality bags, with inserts to carry all of your baby items. And they are G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S. Early on in my blogging days I started hearing…

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Dear Working Mom Who Feels Guilty She's Can't Be a SAHM

By Victoria Easter Wilson / January 24, 2017 /

Dear Working Mom Who Feels Guilty She’s Not a SAHM, I see you. I see your posts. I see your teary-eyed selfies kissing your sweet ones goodbye at the babysitter. And I want to give you a big ol’ bear hug. Mama, you want good things. You want to love your family well, to put…

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My Goals & Word for 2017

By Victoria Easter Wilson / January 1, 2017 /

A New Year’s Day tradition I’ve carved out for myself is to process the goals swirling around in my head. As an ENFJ I can be overly idealistic. I get excited over leading myself and others into new territory, but I have a great tendency to bite off more than I can chew – which…

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