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Kristen Gardiner

True, Long Distance Friends Beat Fake Friends Any Day

People don't always see you. I struggled to accept this fact when I moved to a new city a few years ago. I already...

I’m Sending My Kids Back To School For My Own Mental Health

How can a person value one life above another? This is a question parents like me are being faced with as we decide whether...

Check On Your Friends Who Got a Pandemic Puppy. We Are Not OK.

"What the hell did we just do?!" I muttered under my breath as I wiped up the 10th puddle of pee for the day. The...

During One Of My Pregnancies I Wanted To Die. Prenatal Anxiety Nearly Broke Me

I knew something was really wrong when I couldn't stop thinking about my baby dying during my third pregnancy. I didn't know how to get help. When my doctor didn't listen, I realized I had to advocate for myself until I got an answer: prenatal anxiety.