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Marie Riemer

I cannot tell you how incredibly proud of you I am. I know that this is one of the most terrifying hard things you can do but you did it. I love that you are working this like no one's business but mostly I am glad you are finding a way to love yourself once again.


Hi--I've been reading your blog for YEARS and rarely comment (probably because I feel a little bit like you in that 'who really cares what I have to say' way, but I want you to know that I've been reading your updates and your struggles and am admiring your honesty and hard work. Keep on looking up!!


We seem to be walking similar paths! Reading your journey picks Me up with each post and gets Me the boosts to keep Keeping On.
I found the gym to be a great help also I don't know anybody but We all recognize each out her casually too.
It picks Me up and boost My self esteem so that's a nice plus.
Keep up with what your doing and keep "US" in the loop you are definitely in ours!!


Definitely don't let depression get you down. You are an amazing woman Carmen. Look back at your life as see all the amazing things you've accomplished. You raised six beautiful, intelligent kids. You are an an amazing writer and photographer with an eye for perspective and the tactful honesty to tell the world how it is (in a very good way). You take care of countless others and always seem to put yourself last, which is the definition of selfless service, and quite saintly. Just knowing that everyone eventually goes through this, and you are already ahead of the game by identifying the issue and facing it head on. For what it's worth, I'm proud of you and your zest for life and everything beautiful in it motivates me when I'm down. So take peace knowing that we all love you more than you will ever know, and the sun will come out again..


So true. Glad you are taking care of yourself. 💚💚


Hi young lady,

I hope you're doing OK. This isn't a huge break in blogging by any means, and you don't owe us an update, so I'm not trying to make you write a post. Just hope you're OK given you've been battling stupid depression, love.

(The depression is stupid. You're not stupid.)

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  • Carmen Staicer is a whirlwind of energy and execution, who never sleeps and drinks way too much coffee. She works from home as Social Media Programs Manager for SheKnows, and is the mom to six kids, most of whom play instruments, sing or dance and all of whom are much smarter than she will ever be. In other words, her house is never ever quiet or still. A concentration of asthma, food allergies, spectrum disorders and learning disabilities means that she spends an awful lot of time second guessing herself and Dr. Googling, as well as learning to cook everything the family might like to eat. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, boxing (she has her Black Belt in Muay Thai), sleeping, exploring coffee shops, photography, ballet class and cooking. She excels in being a smart mouth and has her major in sarcasm, with a dual minor in BS studies and avoiding laundry.