#Iamenoughcampaign

The #Iamenoughcampaign

Meet Jolene, the owner behind Hazelnut Blue clothing company. She is married with 3 littles and started this company less than 4 months ago. She has come up with some awesome designs (remember Ramseys #Awesome tee?) but her more passionate work is to help woman believe they are enough, hence the #iamenoughcampaign.

The beautiful, talented and passionate… Jolene <3>

"As women, mother and children, live in a world that is so rough, degrading and demoralizing it is so easy to lose the reality of our inherent self worth. We all go through phases of self criticism and doubt, days of depression and darkness when we feel that our value is less than what it is. And in those moments I want every girl and boy, man and woman to look into the mirror and say "I am enough." You are enough. Just the way you are." 

"Every woman deserves to know that she is enough. Just the way they are. Join the #iamenoughcampaign and post a picture(selfie) with this hashtag and tell the world that you are enough. Our world needs more positivity and self esteem, more kindness and compassion. I am on a mission to help that happen. Join me! $1 from every sale of this design will be donated to help those struggling with eating disorders." ~Jolene



"Here is the kids version of our #iamenoughcampaign tee! I want all boys and girls to grow up knowing that they are enough just the way they are. They are not skinny or fat or nerdy or wrong. They never have to change who they are to feel better about themselves. They are and always will enough."

"Every child deserves to know that they are enough. Just the way they are. Join the #iamenoughcampaign and post a picture with this hashtag and tell the world that you are enough! Our children need more positivity and self esteem, more kindness and compassion. I am on a mission to help that happen. Join me! $1 from every sale of this design will be donated to help with Epilepsy research." ~Jolene

Click here to check out her shop!!!

IG @hazelnutblueclothing

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I am enough.

Most of you know how I feel about taking "selfies". As stated in the "Meeting the Beggs" tab, if I feel like taking one I usually appoint a photo bomber {One of the boys or Darla the bulldog} This selfie is from about 2 weeks ago. I knew I was attracting more follower so I wanted a decent photo of me, myself and I… so I slapped on some makeup, threw on my favorite camp shirt and stood in the middle of my living room, front door wide open and posed with my hand on my hip. I felt a little silly but I think it turned out decent. It made me feel good about myself, and lord knows we need those moments in life. One of Jolenes request was to post a selfie and state why you are enough and what you have struggled with and overcome. So here is my story...

I have struggled with depression. Ever since my teen years, It has crept on me. Most of the time, it stays at bay. But sometimes the waves come crashing down and it will pull me under, only for a few short days but they feel much longer. There is usually always a trigger, accompanied by another and then another.

de·pres·sion
dəˈpreSH(ə)n/
noun
noun: depression; plural noun: depressions
1.
feelings of severe despondency and dejection.
"self-doubt creeps in and that swiftly turns to depression"
PSYCHIATRY
a mental condition characterized by feelings of severe despondency and dejection, typically also with feelings of inadequacy and guilt, often accompanied by lack of energy and disturbance of appetite and sleep.

Causes

The causes of depression are not fully understood, but scientists believe that an imbalance in the brain's signaling chemicals may be responsible for the condition in many of the patients. However, there are several theories about what this imbalance actually is and which signaling chemicals are involved. Moreover, a variety of distressing life situations are also associated, including early childhood trauma, a job loss, the death of a loved one, financial troubles, or a divorce.
Most likely, depression is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors, according to the NIMH.
Certain medical conditions may also trigger depression, including an under active thyroid gland, cancer, prolonged pain and other significant illnesses. Hormonally induced depression can arise after childbirth or at menopause as well. 

I remember it starting towards the end of my pregnancy with Ayden. Though I didn't realize at the time, I did suffer from postpartum depression. I overcame that by time Ayden was about 6 months old and all was okay. Once we started trying to conceive another and had went through our last 2 miscarriages, I had to start back on an antidepressant daily. I still take it to this day. I did not suffer from PPD after Ramsey was born, though BJ once told me he watched me like a hawk for weeks after just to make sure I didn't fall again.


post·par·tum de·pres·sion
noun
depression suffered by a mother following childbirth, typically arising from the combination of hormonal changes, psychological adjustment to motherhood, and fatigue.

Many woman suffer from PPD in silence. Having a baby is suppose to be one of the best things in life. Bringing a new human into the world, expanding the family. Who wouldn't be over joyed? Overwhelmed is more like it. Re read that sentence… bringing a new human into the world. That's some scary stuff if you think about it, especially for new parents. Your hormones are out of whack, you are sleep deprived, you have a tiny human that screams, poops, eats and sometimes sleeps. And you probably haven't been to the bathroom by yourself in days, much less time to take a shower. Hot meal. Whats that? You have now learned that you can't take it back to the hospital, its yours. Yours to mold into an educated, upstanding citizens. How in the hell are you going to do that when you feel like you can't even handle a 7 pound baby without crying along with them?! Some woman handle it like pros, slip right into the motherhood lifestyle. Some of us don't. And thats okay. Postpartum depression is not rare. Woman have had it, is currently battling it and will have it. 
Back in the older days, us women raised babies, kept the house tidy, always had something in the oven. We did the grocery shopping, may have even managed the family finances, maintain a loving relationship with our husband and much more. Present time, we are still expected to do all of that plus have a full time job, or at least that's what we expect from ourselves. The pressure we feel from society is crushing. No wonder why us women are labeled "crazy" most of the time. We go through the day feeling like the world is on our shoulders and our shoulders alone. No wonder half the world is on Prozac. 

Advice? 
I have none. 
I'm sorry. 

I take each day at a time and remind myself to be happy. I choose to be happy. I try not to get upset if our house is dirty and I just don't have the time to clean it just yet. I try not to get upset if plans change at the last minute. I try to delegate duties to the helpful and willing husband because he wants to help. He needs to help and I need him to help. I try not to get down if we spent a little too much money this payday or if Ramsey emptied Darlas water bowl, again. I'm trying to worry less and smile more. Be more optimistic instead of a Pessimist. I take and cherish those few moments I get to myself every night between the boys bedtime and ours. You know why?

Because I am worth it.
I deserve to be happy.
And I am enough

(Oh and not to mention if mama aint happy, no ones happy)

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