Meet Angela. Professor turned writer + blogger.
Hi, I’m Angela. I created this blog 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 an outlet was more difficult than imagined. Yet I didn’t have a choice to work outside of the home because my first daughter Elise 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 (she was diagnosed with SYNGAP1 at age 5) I became pregnant with my second daughter Tess. The two back-to-back pregnancies, long periods of isolation, 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, a boy named Dee, without any major complication.
So yes- things DO get better with a little bit of work and a lot of self-discovery and love.