A Beautiful Picture Book For Your Anxious Child

Being still in the process of raising children I have enjoyed getting to know the world of children’s books around me. I have discovered I love the books most that speak to children on their terms, without prescriptive jargon or overly explained lessons. I adore books that artfully touch on Continue Reading


This Shrinking Violet Is Fighting To Bloom

The Violet In The Field When I realized one of my favorite singers would be in my area this summer at FloydFest, I jumped at the chance. I hadn’t been to a concert in nearly a decade. But, this was no ordinary venue, and Tyler Childers is no ordinary artist. Continue Reading

The Little Thing About Opinion Guilt

Social anxiety can make its messy presence known in a myriad of ways through the course of the day. No bigger way does it rear its ugly head than during a heated conversation between two or more passionate people. Perhaps the more unfortunate type of personality combinations is the socially Continue Reading

A Saxy Mom’s Top 5 Ways To Beat The Week

Friday is the best day of the week, hands down. At least, many of us socially anxious moms, aka Saxy, think so. We’ve done our best to reduce social anxiety throughout the week, and we’re exhausted! Hail To The Weekend The weekend brings a much needed reprieve from all of Continue Reading

A Birthday Party Survival Guide For The Socially Anxious Mom

For most moms, a year does not pass without receiving at least a handful of birthday party invitations. Upon receipt of said invitation, the kids virtually swell up with excitement anticipating the big event. And why wouldn’t they? These two-hours of cake-filled playtime chaos is enough to send any kid Continue Reading

Going Head To Head With Anxiety: a companion’s guide

Socializing is not what most moms with social anxiety would call their top priority. But, there are times when they know it’s necessary – necessary for their kids, necessary for their significant others, and necessary for their own mental health. These are the times effective coping with social anxiety must Continue Reading

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