invisible

Yesterday W and I decided to drive into the city to pick up Lolly from an evening meeting. Usually, my mother takes the train home and when she has this meeting twice a month she gets in really late. W and I drove into Philly, found a parking spot, and then sat in the car, ...

How Can You Help Support Someone With HIV?

Support Someone With HIV

Recently I wrote about supporting a friend through sickness, but different kinds of diseases call for different kinds of support. One of the easiest and most helpful things you can do to support someone with HIV is to help destigmatize it. Knowing the facts about infection, treatment, and health are simple ways to remove the ...

eleven and being strange

CreatingMotherhood turns eleven and is still happily here.

Earlier this week, without any fanfare or cake, this quiet little blog turned eleven. I very much appreciate the character of Eleven on the hit Netflix show, Stranger Things. Eleven is a survivor. She is loyal. She is fragile, and yet SO powerful. She is searching for her stability. I get it. Much has changed since the ...

Have a Friend Who is Sick? Read This NOW.

friend who is sick? advice on how to help

How do we support a friend who is sick? As soon as a friend tells us they don't feel well or are having a hard time, we gush to them, "what can we doooooo?" We drop the ball in their court and wait for it to be served back over the net. Of COURSE we ...

How I Spent My Summer Depression

gold star

I'm going to start by giving myself a gold star. Yes. Right out of the gate. I took care of myself this Summer. And taking care of myself wasn't easy and it wasn't fun and it wasn't always successful every single day. But I went down into the cave of self-preservation, I protected myself, and ...