Guest Post: Mom Stuff Triggers Me

The words of support that my Mom and I have received since we wrote Words From My Mom: Her Journey has been astounding, and we treasure and appreciate every one. One email that I received tore at my heartstrings and with the writer's permission I would like to post it now. To the Amazing woman who wrote … Continue reading Guest Post: Mom Stuff Triggers Me

Mental Health Warrior: Dori Owen

Altruistic - unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others. It's been about five years since I first joined that bipolar support group. I was nervous to say the least, but there was one person who reached out and welcomed me and the person was Dori Owen. Our dialogue flowed immediately, and a … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Dori Owen

Depression Preparation Plans

Being a Mom is tough, wonderful, but tough. Being a mom who sometimes becomes overwhelmed with depression and anxiety is exceptionally tough. Most moms that I know personally struggle with thoughts of "how bad am I screwing up my kids?" These are common questions that the most loving and caring mothers think, usually on daily … Continue reading Depression Preparation Plans

Mommy Has A Bug In Her Brain

My kids will be nine and eleven this summer - this is an oldie. I wrote this blog for The International Bipolar Foundation in 2014. It explains how I first told my children about my bipolar disorder. Trying to explain Bipolar Disorder to a three year old and a five year old was one of the … Continue reading Mommy Has A Bug In Her Brain