Life is hard, and I don’t pretend it’s easy. Living with mental illness is even harder, and I share my experience so that others might understand they are not alone.

My writing can be found Scary Mommy, The Huffington Post, Huffington Post -Canada / Russia / Germany / France, Today Parents, Blunt Moms, and many others websites and publications.

In 2013, I battled a severe bout of postpartum depression, anxiety, and agoraphobia; which made it impossible for me to remain connected with the outside world of support. So, I started writing, and I haven’t stopped since.

In May of 2013, I “came out” about my personal recovery in a post titled I Got Sober Today. The post received an incredible response, and alerted me to the need for a supportive, judgment-free community for moms in and contemplating recovery. I founded

I enjoy public speaking, writing (obviously), and knitting funky scarves for my friends. 


Previous Speaking Engagements:

  •  “Recovery, Heartbreak, and Hope”: DMH, Children’s Behavioral Health Knowledge Center Symposium and Gailanne Reeh Lecture
  • Parenting in Recovery: SAMHSA/BRSS TACS Webinar
  • The DoctorsShould Addicts Be Sterilized?
  • Event Speaker: Massachusetts AdvocatesChildren’s Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative
  • She Recovers NYC  – Sober Blogger Team – Live Broadcasts
  • Recovery Today – Breaking The Recovery Mold  Interview w/ Sherry Gaba

Listen to the interview: