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The Official DNI Website!

I am psyched! We have officially launched the Diagnosis Not Identity website. Please go over to diagnosisnotidentity.com and subscribe! Mission Statement Motivating and sharing knowledge to influence the way you live your everyday life; from a Registered Nurse perspective and a Special Needs Mother’s heart. Socials Connect with us: IG: https://www.instagram.com/diagnosisnotidentity/ FB: https://business.facebook.com/diagnosisnotidentity/?ref=your_pages Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diagnosisnotidentity/ […]

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Blogging Updates: My Journey

This is a personal blog post. I have not posted in weeks. In fact, this whole month my attention has been shifted towards self-care. What Have I Been Working On? Vacation We visited Bloomington Minnesota! It was just wonderful. We visited Nickelodeon Universe, Minnesota Zoo, The Crayola Experience, Sea Life Aquarium, and great food joints! […]

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5 Self-Care Habits: For Mothers of a Child with Down Syndrome

I took a turn into the Down Syndrome world a year ago. Our child was diagnosed with DS and we had to make changes to our lives. Change does not always come easy or when we want it; But these 5 self-care habits changed my life for the better. 1. Prayer No I am not […]

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Day 18

My Worst Habits I have a ton! This question is better to ask my husband and family. They have seen me in my worst times. -My short fuse. Little to no patience. At home, at work, in the street, anywhere! I am currently working on this. -Pretending to be organized. I pretended to have my […]

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Post-Partum Depression: Part III

Take a minute to catch up on my Post-Partum Depression series blog posts. Part I here and Part II here! I sent my midwife an email, asking her to meet with me. Unfortunately the communication between mothers and midwives is not quick. I was in a very serious situation and I needed help now! I […]

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Post-Partum Depression: Part II

Him: Are you ok? Me: (Crying) No. Him: What’s Wrong? Me: I don’t know, I just feel sad. Him: Why? Me: I don’t know, I am just not happy. My Husband That night I let all my emotions out. I had been “secretly” dealing with them. I think my husband knew before I did, that […]

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Quick Update: Blogger Life

Posting on Monday’s is not working for my life or my blog. I am changing my posting dates to Wednesday’s. Please keep updated on my 3 series blog post as they all come together to deliver a huge message on Post-Partum Depression. By the way, what would you like for me to write about? Remember […]

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Post-Partum Depression: Part I

Life As mentioned in my previous blog post, Mental Health is an important aspect of our lives. Life can take over and overshadow our health. Acknowledging that you are not in a stable mindset can prevent the domino effect of many mental illnesses. Disclosure It has been a long time coming and trying to find […]

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Expect The Unexpected

What is Mental Health? What is healthy for my mind is not healthy for yours and vice versa. A very controversial topic, but a very important one as well. According to mentalhealth.gov; Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. So again, what is healhty for me may not be for you. Regardless of […]

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