231/365: Bedtime cuddles and kisses! #365feministselfie #ilovebeingamom #thisis40 #thisislove #heartmelting #Seattle @theabgb

Busted open homemade chicken pot pie! #homecooking #comfortfood #chickenpotpie #thisislove

230/365: Brrr! Guess this southern girl isn’t used to the damp chill. #365feministselfie #livinginthepnwproblems #Seattle #upperpnw #thisis40 #warmbed #downcomfortersrule

229/365: Sleepy Dena. It’s been a good day. Can’t wait till tomorrow evening though when I have my kiddo to myself! For now,…sleep. #365feministselfie #Seattle #thisis40

228/365: Max. ‘nuff said. #365feministselfie #puppylove #thisis40 #Seattle

227/365: Today my heart hurts so bad. I feel I’m in the verge of tears every moment. The weight of all the negativity I’ve been having to deal with is wearing me down and I’m having such a hard time being positive and happy. This is not who I am or who I want to be. I worked so hard to put myself in a good place only to find that it’s still not good enough. I don’t know what to do but I needed to be honest. Or at least try to get it out there. I wore my ladybugs necklace from my kiddo to remind me why I came to Seattle and to count that one important blessing. He makes my heart happy. #ineedchange #365feministselfie

236/365: This is my #FridayNight - cuddling on the couch with the kiddo and Max watching #RomanHoliday! #365feministselfie #thisislove #ilovebeingamom #Seattle #AudreyHepburn #GregoryPeck

225/365: Today I have felt stressed, angry, content, frustrated, ignored, taken for granted, relieved, lonely, ungrateful, and then strangely ambivalent. Too much negative and that needs to change. I’m afraid to talk about my true feelings most of the time and that needs to change too. What happened to all my positive optimism? Everything is temporary but I’m tired of not feeling confident about which way to turn. I moved here to be closer to my son and subdue conflict. What happened to my good enough is good enough? They can all just piss off. Tonight I’m done. #365feministselfie #thisis40

223/365: It’s like Leave It To Beaver at my house! @nettieboops #365feministselfie #Seattle #thisis40

222/365: I’m having a really hard time being patient with myself lately. Patience has never been easy for me. With all the change that’s happened in the last 2 months, I’m ready for more. Hopefully in a positive direction. Breathe, Dena. #patience #365feministselfie

Super fast #merrygoround! #SandelPark #Greenwood #pnw #parktime (at Sandel Park)

221/365: Brunch and Ballard Farmer’s Market with @nettieboops and the lil Dude! #365feministselfie #friends #ilovebeingamom #Ballard #pnw #Seattle (at Bastille Cafe & Bar)

220/365: Beckett said, “Let’s make funny faces!” #365feministselfie #ilovebeingamom #funnyfaces #goofinaround #Seattle #Greenwood #thisislove #ew

219/365: my first bathroom #selfie. Um, yeah. #365feministselfie #UneedaBurger #Seattle #thisis40 #ohmy (at Uneeda Burger)

Hello Friday night date with my Dude! No, he’s NOT drinking MY #MannysPaleAle #UneedaBurger #ilovebeingamom #Seattle #Fremont #thisislove (at Uneeda Burger)