Self Care + Mental Health

Read HMB Contributor’s stories about their mental health awareness journey.

Recently two of my favorite podcasters, Sarah Stewart Holland & Beth Silvers from Pantsuit Politics, were discussing the concept of "abandoning should". The comment was made that in 2020, we all had way too much "should" in our lives...
There’s nothing that can quite zap your energy as your children and everything that comes with #momlife. Sure, we love the little boogers, but man can they can wear us out. But ladies, who has time to be tired?...
Sleep. That elusive, fickle, spectacular magic.  Restorative. Sublime. Requirement for your continuous breath {she a diva}.  I think about her, often. Curse her name in the dark. Sacrifice my beauty in an attempt to gain her favor.  She hides. Not under the covers,...
Choose joy. Comparison is the thief of joy. Everything happens for a reason. When you struggle with mental illness, choosing that joy or refraining from the comparisons is not going to change with a simple mantra. You want to choose...
Do any of you remember the pharmaceutical ad with the tagline, “Depression hurts, but you don’t have to”. It was an ad for an antidepressant several years ago. {Could have been five years ago, or even ten. It's 2021...
It was October, two months after I had my second baby. I was sitting in that small room at a doctor’s office, mask on. Clutching my notebook full of my current maladies. In addition to the hemorrhoids and the...
One thing I love about awareness weeks and months is that they provide great fodder for {re}starting conversations about critical topics that are often recognized far less frequently than they deserve. But sometimes I want to scream from the...
Roses have been around since Ancient Greece and are associated with any number of emotions depending on the color or species, you could be projecting passion, innocence, gratitude, or friendship. {Best to consult a seasoned florist lest you send...
I dislike running. I've tried for years to fall in love with it, but it just won't happen for me. And as I've gotten older, the toll it's taken on my body has been taxing. Pathetic, really. I'm only 35. I...
If you’re feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and depleted, you are not alone. Most of us have been pouring from empty cups for months now, and are living with parental burnout. We’ve been facing what feels like one impossible decision after...

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2021 Houston Area Guide to Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals

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Fall is here, and that means all things pumpkin … including patches! This season is one of my kiddos' favorite times of year, and...