A Little About Me + Blog

hey there!

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I’m Grace, the blogger and founder behind Parenting Under Pressure. My blog is all about SURVIVING and THRIVING in parenthood.  I focus on three main topics: 

  1. Parenting Better
  2. Parenting Happier
  3. Parenting Together

In this blog, you’ll find ways to 1) confidently raise tiny humans, 2) take care of YOURSELF amid the chaos of parenting, and 3) vent about the ugly, crazy, frustrating, and endearing moments of parenthood.

A portion of my blog is dedicated to my own crazy parenting stories, from blowouts and vomit to postpartum depression and the ugly side of being hangry. I would LOVE to feature any parenting stories of yours! If you want to share your story with me, just give me an email and I’ll let you know if it will be featured. 🙂

I also have an amazing VENT page dedicated to my wonderful readers! Whenever you need to vent about LITERALLY WHATEVER, just fill out the vent box and submit it. As soon as it’s approved by yours truly (gotta make sure there’s nothing incriminating haha), you will see it featured on the page. 

You can find me on Facebook, and if you want to stay in the loop, don’t forget to sign up for my mailing list (coming soon)!

about the blog

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Parenting Under Pressure was founded as a way to help me cope with life as a stay-at-home mom. I had 2 kids under 2 at the ripe old age of 24 and my life was a mess. 

I was suffering from postpartum anxiety, postpartum depression, and severe IBS (it’s more than just bad gas, I promise!). I had also quit my job working as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) at an autism clinic and withdrawn from my BCBA Master’s program (I was planning on becoming a Board Registered Behavior Analyst (BCBA)).

All of this occurred in the span of 2 short years. 

I was exhausted, frustrated, and so bitter. I loved my kids, but all I wanted to do was put them in daycare, go back to my full-time job working with kids with autism, and complete my Master’s program. Then I’d be happy, right? 🙂 

My depression and anxiety were so bad that I was on anxiety meds for almost a year and antidepressants constantly. It sucked. A lot. 

A few of my friends and family approached me during this time and encouraged me to start a blog. A mom blog. *shudder* 

But the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to do it. And give or take half a year, Parenting Under Pressure was born. And I absolutely love it. 

Sharing my stories and finding new ways to parent better and happier has given my life a new, much-needed purpose. A purpose that I hope can help other people figure out this crazy thing called parenthood. 

I go by Grace. Or mama. Or wifey. Or squirrel. Or Gracie-lou, Grock, or Maria (don’t ask). As one exhausted parent to another, hey there. No judgment if you’re reading this on the toilet, trying to both wipe your butt and take a breather before your kids find you again.

I GET IT. Life is hard and parenting is harder. 

I’m a mother of 2 crotch goblins angelic little boys named Maverick and Thatcher. They’re adorable and perfect and their poop smells like fairy dust.

I’ve also been married for 6 years and am a stay at home mom fighting the insanity of parenthood. 

My kids drive me crazy. I haven’t showered in a week and my pits smell like death.

Tears and tantrums and chaos are the norm around my house, so I’m constantly on the lookout for ways to parent better and happier. I also understand that having kids can be one of the loneliest journeys ever, so I have a community (on the blog and on Facebook) where parents can vent all they want. 

about me

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meet the crotch goblins + parents

got a question?

I love to chat! Send me an email at grace@www.parentingunderpressure.com and I’ll get back to you as soon as my kids let me. 😉 

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