On Leaving My Husband and Children

April 23rd 2014

This is something I’ve chosen to Vlog (video blog) again. It’s a subject that’s been wreaking havoc on my mental health for the last several weeks and some big decisions were finally made. There’s a long back-story and it just feels like one of those things I need to talk through so here’s me, talking to the camera again. I know some of you love it. Those who don’t can tune in on Friday for another regular ol’ text post As always, I would LOVE...

About Gina

Gina Crosley-Corcoran - writer, doula, childbirth educator, activist, and mother of 3 littles. Used to play in a famous rock band. Now earning a Master of Public Health in Maternal Child Health.
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Medicated Moms.


Last week I asked people on my facebook page if they’ve been medicated while pregnant and/or nursing. So many women responded that they were and many expressed a need for more support. One person even suggested that there should be a facebook group dedicated to supporting pregnant or breastfeeding moms who take medication, specifically for mental health or mood disorders....

A Birthday Weekend Giveaway Celebration!


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What is the Point of it All? (Vlog)

FireShot Screen Capture #017 - 'What is the point_ - YouTube' - www_youtube_com_watch_v=R9MQF_TxbZM

I’m trying to get creative today and video-blogged in an unusual place. You know the score: if you like ‘em, hit play, if you hate ‘em, come back next time. I’m hoping that some folks will leave their thoughts on the subject matter in the comments. As always, I’d love your feedback, opinions, and advice.

The Husband Gave Me a Hog.


Back in the summer of 2005, HH and I were newly engaged and living in an ultra-hip area of the city called Wicker Park. This particular Chicago neighborhood is a highly walkable two square mile section just northwest of downtown. When we lived there, it was home to most of Chicago’s hipster artists and alt-rock music scenesters, with the Yuppie coterie...