Hoarding tendencies.

Of all my OCD tendencies, I think this is one of the ones most acceptable to my family. My father, the son of a mother who lived through the Great Depression and reused EVERYTHING (even tea bags!), holds on to just about anything that he thinks could possibly be useful one day. I get it….

an Imperfect rosary…

Praying the rosary has been difficult for me for quite some time, unless I am using an audio version. OCD really likes to climb into my prayer practice and tell me that I’m screwing it all up. (And yes, I know that it’s not actually possible to screw up prayer, but still, OCD is crazy.)…

Do we really love each other?

So, I’ve been doing pretty well lately. A lot of the harm obsessions have completely subsided and most days, if I didn’t know what to look for, I wouldn’t even notice that I have OCD. (I do, I know I do. But more days than not, I feel almost neurotypical.) But, right when one OCDemon…

Living a life again

If I had to give you an excuse for not writing lately, it’s that life has gotten in the way. I say this in the best sense, because for once, life–and not my OCD–is dictating what I do. My children are growing like weeds and pushing their boundaries daily. I admit, I still struggle with…

I’m afraid to have another baby…

My daughter is about to turn 1, and the questions are coming. Are you done now? Going for three?  The short answer is I really don’t know. While my parents have touted what they call “the prime directive” (never let the kids outnumber you) for as long as I can remember, I never really thought…

#OCDCon Day 1 Recap

So, I’ve made it. I’m in Chicago at the 2016 IOCDF Conference and it is awesome so far. I don’t quite know how to sum it all up, but here are 5 highlights of the day: 5. Daily Life as an Exposure– this was the topic of one of the talks I attended, and also…

Asymptomatic

Today was one of those days that was so good I wondered if maybe my OCD diagnosis wasn’t real. Like maybe I just exaggerated my symptoms and I’m really neurotypical. That’s how good today was. I mean, I know my diagnosis is real. BELIEVE me. Some very brilliant mental health professionals established that and reading the…

Obsessions about safety.

So, we’ve been very fortunate that my husband hasn’t had to travel much at all since our daughter was born. That’s about to change. He’s going to be hitting the road (or the air, if we’re being accurate) more frequently in the coming months and I have really been struggling with how far is too far…

Expanding the circle…

Tonight, I’m feeling really jittery. I’m so excited to join the team at MKE Moms Blog, but my facebook page was immediately flooded with friend requests from other contributors. You see, I’m neurotic when it comes to social media. Facebook is the only place where I post my children’s real names and photos of their…

To my daughter as she turns six months old…

My darling girl, I can’t believe you’re six months old. I don’t mean this in the “oh, time travels so fast” way that I certainly will default to for every milestone of the rest of your life. I mean in the “I cannot believe we made it to six months” way. You see, I spent…