You Know it’s Spring in Suburbia When…

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Up here in Massachusetts the calendar says Yippie, Spring! But the temperature says, Put on your winter boots because snow is headed your way, sucker. I’m not kidding. It snowed today, even though I optimistically wore my clogs. I don’t care. I REFUSE to wear a winter coat anymore, even if it means wearing so […]

How to help and support a depressed friend: do’s, don’ts, & resources

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When you have a friend you think – or know – is depressed, it can be hard to know what to do and how to help. I’ve been the depressed one (obviously), but I’ve also been on the other side. Here are my tips on how to help and support a friend you think may […]

How to Easily Outsmart Facebook and See the Posts YOU Want to See

how to outsmart facebook and see posts you want to see

Have you noticed you’re not seeing Facebook updates from friends and pages as much as you used to? There are many reasons this is happening. One is to be expected: If you have a lot of friends and like a lot of pages, you’re just not going to see all their updates unless you’re on […]

If moms wrote candy conversation hearts…

Funny Mom and Wife Candy Hearts

Given it’s Valentine’s Day season, my kids have been clamoring for me to get them candy conversation hearts. You know, those delectable little bites of sugar that have little sayings on them: LUV BUG, HUG ME, TRUE LOVE, etc. etc. They’re cute. But they’re obviously not geared towards moms. I mean, I love hugs from […]

Dear rage-y people of the internet: Your constant fury is completely exhausting and, oh yeah, totally ineffective.

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Well hi there, non-rage-y reader. Do you feel like lately, everywhere you look on the internet, someone is angry about something? And they’re demanding whatever it is must stop existing because goddammit, they don’t like it? I do. And I think everyone just needs to calm the hell down. All the outrage is positively exhausting. […]

Here is the face of a mom with depression.

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Does this graphic surprise you? Are you shocked that women and moms with depression can look so normal – like the lady who lives next door or the woman you work with? Or maybe you’re looking at the faces above and thinking, Wow – I had no idea that women like me are cursed with […]

How a creepy Furby helped me make a belated resolution

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A couple of days ago, I walked into my kitchen and came face to face with small plastic Furby toy that sat on my counter, staring at me with a maniacal grin. “Um, Annie?” I said, backing away from the creepy creature. “What is this, exactly?” Annie bounded over to me, saw what I was […]

You don’t have to be loud to be heard.

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Hi, reader. I know you’re there, taking in my words. Even if you never comment. Even if you never tell anyone that you read Honest Mom. Or that you’ve been going to therapy or on antidepressants for years. I know what I write is reaching you. And I want you to know something. It’s okay […]