All Blog Posts Tagged 'depression' (81)

Is depression becoming inevitable?

It doesn't matter what you are doing as a parent, if you read enough studies you learn that you are parenting wrong. But it is easy to accept that you are wrong as a parent: You have, after all, a constant walking/talking reminder in your life that you are an unfair, mean person and that you are crushing all the joy out of life because you won't let someone play on his iPad and instead keep insisting that he brush his teeth.…


Added by Lauren Markman on April 26, 2016 at 6:32am — No Comments

Alcohol Abuse and Depression Among Women

Women face greater chances of developing alcoholism than men do, according to several sources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which explained that even though men may drink larger amounts of alcohol and drink more frequently, women are more likely to experience the most serious and more long-term effects of drinking. This is largely due to gender differences in body structure and chemistry that…


Added by Kim Lopez on March 10, 2016 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Life Brothers

Sometimes you find a friend that sticks around for 5 minutes.  Sometimes you find a friend that will tell you they have your back until you realize they’re the one that stabbed you.  Not often enough in life we find that one friend.  That one that no matter how much time or distance life has put between the two of you, they still manage to be there when you need them the most.…


Added by Mindy Goins on March 8, 2016 at 7:56pm — No Comments


My fight between the light and the dark.

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Added by Mindy Goins on February 17, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Depression is a social desease

When our most recent cat was still alive, I noticed that she would come and sit with me whenever I felt sad. I don't know how she knew that about me, but if I started to feel blue, she would hop up next to me (she was never a lap cat) and purr to let me know that I wasn't alone in the world and she had my back.…


Added by Lauren Markman on February 9, 2016 at 6:11am — 1 Comment

Hanging out with grandma

My son loves spending time with his grandparents. Specifically, he likes spending time with his grandparents when I am not around. And I can respect that: He has a special relationship with them and doesn't need me around to develop it. And that works out well for all of us. His grandparents can set their own rules and spoil him to their hearts' content, and my son can enjoy the love and attention from another group of…


Added by Lauren Markman on December 22, 2015 at 6:39am — No Comments

Breaking up is hard for everyone

I know that every marriage is different. I listen to girl talk. I hear from friends who let their husbands handle all the finances, and those that act as the family accountant. I hear from moms who think their husbands don't spend enough time with the kids and those that are happy with their amount of free time away from the family. I hear from women who joke about murdering their spouses several times a week and those that are careful to…


Added by Lauren Markman on December 18, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments

Making positivity cool

I try very hard to stay a positive person. Yes, I have backup plans if things go wrong and like everyone I have off-kilter days, but generally speaking, I like to think that life will go my way. And I have noticed that I am the happiest when I am hanging out with like-minded positive people: Happiness spreads happiness.…


Added by Lauren Markman on December 15, 2015 at 6:21am — No Comments

A Serelax Bottle that Saved my Social Life

If you've been feeling depressed for more than a few weeks, it is important that you make an appointment to see your GP. It will be helpful so that you can discuss your symptoms with them and probably recommend treatments that could help you feel better. It can also be helpful to try some coping…


Added by sophie addison on December 5, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments

The problems of a picky eater

At one point of my childhood, I stopped eating meat. It was a phase and didn't last too long, and my Mother just dealt with it by giving me lots of veggies. (Sorry, Mom!) When she tells this story today, she remarks that it was good timing because my brother was going through a phase of not eating vegetables and everything evened out.…


Added by Lauren Markman on November 30, 2015 at 6:17am — No Comments

Determining Mom's favorite

Most siblings have had the argument over who Mom's favorite child is. To the non-favorite child, the choice is obvious. but the favorite will usually still claim that they are not the one (even when everyone knows they are). As we've learned before, the favorite child can change over time, depending on how similar/dissimilar a child is to their parent in terms of social and political views.…


Added by Lauren Markman on November 16, 2015 at 7:34am — No Comments

How happy are you really?

As mentioned before, when I have a bad day I sometimes play a little game with myself called, "When Mom was my age." For example: When my Mom was my age she had a 16-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter. She worked a physically and mentally demanding job with long hours and a long commute - often not getting home until…


Added by Lauren Markman on November 10, 2015 at 6:25am — 2 Comments

The goths who like to roller skate

When my husband and I were in our 20s, we discovered an all-night skating rink. We both had fond memories of roller skating when we were younger and decided to go. The rink had a familiar feel to it: There was a disco ball in the center, 80s music blaring over the speakers, lots of first-time skaters hanging onto the wall, and the smell of leather and slightly musty air.…


Added by Lauren Markman on September 16, 2015 at 6:31am — No Comments

What your child's teacher wants to know

When I was in fourth grade, our house caught on fire. Happily, no one was hurt, but a great number of our possessions either had fire or smoke damage. My brother and I took off a few days from school as a result of our parents trying to figure out how to restore normality to our family.…


Added by Lauren Markman on September 8, 2015 at 6:15am — No Comments


Parents love their children from the time they are conceived. Anything that causes a child pain, causes them pain. Unfortunately, bullying across schools has increased and has taken a new form – cyberbullying. Here are some recent statistics on bullying from

  • About 35% of children have been bullied online.
  • 58% have children and teens have reported that something mean was said to them.
  • 77% students when surveyed indicated that they were…

Added by MEGHA MATHUR on February 13, 2015 at 10:40pm — No Comments


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When I was 16 I worked at my very first job. I ran a small coffee shop in my neighborhood. All day I made and drank coffee. I was a full fledged coffeeaholic from that summer…


Added by Hope Brissette on October 4, 2014 at 7:47pm — No Comments

A Mothers Judgement

For some time now, I have thought about writing something in support (aka protest) for Moms WHO DO IT ALL!!!(or those that think they do). It wasn't until the other day that something in the news inspired me to get this going.

Let me backtrack for a moment, when I found out I was expecting my first child in 1999, I was twenty five years old; old enough to become a mother, but still young enough to be naïve about what it took to be successful parent.

Though I totally loved my…


Added by Lil Tux N Tiaras Event Sitters on April 1, 2014 at 12:16pm — No Comments

When Too Much Is Too Much

I started to let my anxiety and low self-esteem take over my mind this morning.  I really didn't want to feel that way so I fought to keep these emotions at bay and I fought hard.  It's been 3 hours now and, so far so good.  What did I do?  Let's see...

  • I…

Added by Ann Harrison on March 14, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Postpartum depression is badly named

I am one of those women who tells mothers-to-be about about all the wonderful things to look forward to in their pregnancies. You won't hear any horror stories from me about childbirth. Funny? Yes. Mundane? Sure. But not scary. (There's no need to scare pregnant women, people, they have enough worries/fears already zipping through their heads.)

But there is one area where I am always serious. And that is about postpartum depression. This is because most people don't understand what it…


Added by Lauren Markman on March 12, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Preventing or Decreasing Long-term Problems in Children

Parents/primary caregivers are the most important advocate for their children in all areas of their development, including social-emotional.  May is Mental Health Awareness month.     Children as young as newborns can have social-emotional issues.  Research shows, behavior problems that surface in early childhood are the single best predictor for several long-term outcomes, such as adolescent delinquency, gang involvement, incarceration, substance abuse, divorce, unemployment (Center for…


Added by Stacy Hladek on May 23, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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