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Chelsea Elker

I Have The Spirited Child

I have "that" kid. The spirited child. The energetic one. The one that is constantly bouncing off the walls. I have the kid who makes...

I Cried In My Car Today

I cried in my car today, and now you know that the Target pharmacy bathroom isn't the only place I lose it. The reason...

I Was Scared For My Life Because Of My Postpartum Mental Illness

I'm glad, there, I said it. I'm glad I had postpartum depression and anxiety. I said the thing I swore I never would. I'm...

My Son Needs Therapy And I’m Taking It Kind Of Hard

My Son Needs Therapy And I'm Taking It Kind Of Hard Becoming a mother changed my life in ways I could have never imagined. When...

To The Mom Who Suffers From OCD In Silence

To the mom who suffers OCD in silence: I see you. To the mom who spends all of her “me” time crying into her pillow:...

Postpartum OCD Is Real And Here’s Why We Need To Talk About It

I write about OCD because I didn't know what it was. I didn't know that soul-crushing anxiety and scary as hell thoughts didn't make me a monster. I didn't realize that I could think scary things while simultaneously fighting against them. I didn't know t