Life in the past two years has not been a joyful path for me. The burden of depression has been strong, even as I have fought and battled against it. In truth, depression took over my life. It all began as postpartum depression, but slowing turned deeper and more long-term. In all honesty, depression can […]
Author Archive | Melissa May Gama Bean
“I’m not buying you the [expletive] books! The school has a library!” These words echoed from four aisles down from where I was standing in the seasonal section at Target. The words hit me hard as if these words were being said directly to me. As I strolled towards the echoed words, I witnessed the […]
“Robo mom! Mommy you are going to be like a robot,” expressed my six year old with excitement. Those were not exactly the comforting words I was seeking, but coming from my daughter they made me smile and laugh, knowing she understood what was going to happen to mommy. Behind my smile was fear, stress, […]
Doesn’t everybody have those moments where you just want to give up and crawl under a blanket and not hear of it any more so it can all disappear? Maybe you imagine starting anew in another life? But would that be worth it? Is it what we want to teach our children? Do we want to teach them […]
“Back to school – already? It’s too soon!” is what I said to myself as I was walking around Target during the first week of July.
As the days unfold, I can think of many happy moments. My Mommy Happy List consists of those many moments of happiness that make our hearts smile.
Have you ever thought of a song that you can’t seem to let go, and you continue to hum it over and over? Or, have you heard that one song on the radio that touches you so deep in your heart that it makes you reflect on your life up to this point? Recently, I listened to the song […]
“Because I told you so” doesn’t sound like a reasonable answer for our kids, now does it? Not for mine.
Who can say that she has a husband that does everything for her? I can. It’s the little things that count— like fixing the coffee in the morning and packing lunch for me. Making sure the girls are bathed and ready for bed by the time I get home. Just knowing what kind of tea […]
Is unconditional love from the heart or from pure sight of our children? What does it look like? How does it feel? What does it mean? Webster’s Dictionary gives us a word-based definition of unconditional love. The dictionary defines each word separately: Unconditional means “not limited in any way,” while love is “a strong feeling of […]