Hi! I’m Karen and welcome to the show!

I’m an anxious mom to one high-strung boy who’s soul mission is to push every button to see how far he run his parents’ patience.

I’m a mental health survivor who has been living with depression and anxiety for over 20 years.

I’m a university graduate with a B.A. in psychology that has done little to help me in this wild world of parenting (spoiler alert: theories don’t help you parent).

Writing has provided me with the comfort and solace I’ve been looking for. It’s given me something that is mine and somewhere to regurgitate words that flutter around in my busy mind.

I write about parenting, mental health, and parenting with mental health.

My work can be found on sites like Filter Free Parents, Her View From Home, Scary Mommy, and more.

Why Antsy Butterfly? Well, I’m generally an antsy person and since finding my voice, I am morphing into something new.

This is me.