Meet Angela. Professor turned writer + blogger.
Hi, I’m Angela. I created this blog in 2014 when I found myself as an uninspired and jaded stay-at-home-mom after quitting my job as a professor of writing. As a creative who loves photography and writing, being home all day with the kids without a creative outlet was more difficult than imagined. Yet I didn’t have a choice to work outside of the home because my first daughter began showing signs of developmental delay by the age of one. Due to her various special needs, finding reliable outside childcare wasn’t an option, and I found myself stuck in a situation that didn’t suit my personality and identity. Eventually I’ll find out that this unforeseen turn of events was a blessing in disguise.
As we were struggling to discover her diagnosis (we didn’t get diagnosed with SYNGAP1 until she was over 5 years old) I became pregnant with my second child. The two back-to-back pregnancies, dealing with my daughter’s genetic condition and my husband’s busy work hours put me in deep depression which eventually led me to hours of therapy, anti-depressants and a complete re-evaluation of myself, my life and my dreams.
You can read my postpartum depression story here.
Eventually I was able to find healing and hope through blogging and connecting with other moms both online and offline- and since then, I’ve gone on to have a third child without any major complication.
So yes- things DO get better with a little bit of work and a lot of self-discovery and love.