Wow! Another year has passed. Each year brings more joy, hardship, pleasure, tears, fun and deep love. This year has been a roller coaster for sure, but we're still on the ride! 2019 was not all roses and butterflies. The Stammeyer Farmstead saw some major challenges. In January, I checked into an intensive outpatient mental... Continue Reading →
Choosing to live in courage and fight the fears of depression. Living the life I choose, away from the veil of mental health.
First off, thank you so much to those of you whom have reached out to me personal about this series. It truly means the world to me and certainly reassures me that every brawl is worth fighting. The support and love I've received is immeasurable. Ross, my husband, and I have been working so hard... Continue Reading →
I talked a bit on this in my last post. How depression affects my ability to accomplish the tasks in life I want to accomplish. I've talked before about being a dreamer. I'm am a great idea generator. Let me clarify. I am great at generating ideas. I like to be a problem solver. I... Continue Reading →
Welcome back to my "Depressed Mom" series. If you haven't read the intro, I urge you to do so HERE! As I started planning for and writing these posts, I had no idea that the first one would post on World Suicide Prevention Day. This was a complete coincidence. Except I don't believe in coincidences.... Continue Reading →
I've found that this mini-series style worked well for me last time, so I'm trying it again. Last time was about farming, this is much different. I've shared before bits and pieces of my history of depression. Now I want to share with you a bit of the day to day life of being a... Continue Reading →
Growing up I loved to read books about horses, country living and strong-willed women. I dreamed of life on a farm or ranch, where the field met the sky and there wasn't another person in sight. Never in a million years did I ever think that dream would become my reality... kinda. I am a... Continue Reading →
A couple days ago I wrote about my struggles with postpartum depression and the triumphs I have over coming it. Today, I have to share my true key, my secret remedy, my magic potion for dealing with postpartum and quite frankly all depression. My village people, y'all! I have an amazing group of people who... Continue Reading →