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This Ain't Normal

“What are you doing up?” My husband, Lyle, stood in the doorway, having just gotten through with his night shift.  It was 2:30 a.m. and I stood at the top of the stairs, laundry basked on my hip.   1,107 more words

Bipolar Disorder

Parenting through the hard days (when your anxiety is at its peak and you still have to mom)

I’ve struggled with mental illness for several years, and it has always been a battle, since the very first day.  But I never knew how much I could battle myself inside my head, how much I could HATE myself, until I became a mom and had to deal with the repercussions of mental illness in parenting.  508 more words


To A Parent Whose Child Is Diagnosed With Mental Illness: Advice From Other Parents

When we began our Behind The Wall project, our main purpose was to understand how parents of adult children living with serious mental illness cope and manage the day-to-day dramas and crisis that seem to come with mental illness. 490 more words

When everything around you is annoying...

maybe it’s you that has a problem?

I don’t know if that’s a fact, but yesterday we got home from the in-law’s and I was kvetching about EVERYTHING. 427 more words


Master's in Anxiety with a Minor in Violence: Parenting with Mental Illness

You know those parents who sit and talk about when Lindsay Lohan is getting out of       jail or who Ashton Kutcher is dating or worse, gossiping about other parents? 1,427 more words

November 2010; Manic Runaway

Trying to remember the psych ward and all the rest

gives me post-post traumatic stress

I wonder: tall ferns, low moss

If you fell in love with me on the island, 36 more words