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Homeschooling & Mental Illness: From a Mom with Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety

Homeschooling & Mental Illness: From a Mom with Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety

I have bipolar disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. And yes, I am a mom. And yes, I homeschool my kids. This post contains affiliate links. For more information, visit our policies page. In addition, I am not a doctor or mental health professional. The following is simply advice from my own personal experience, and is not intended to be taken as professional advice.  Can I Homeschool My Kids?? When I first caught the “homeschool bug”, I delved deep into research, reading books, blogs, and…

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Our Homeschooling Story – and How It Saved Our Family

Our Homeschooling Story – and How It Saved Our Family

On a recent visit with my psychiatrist, in the course of asking how I was doing, she asked, rather seriously, if I had considered putting my children in public school when I have our third baby this fall. I stared at her, taken aback. “No…?” She quickly explained how she believed it would be easier on me, how it could lift a load of stress off of our family. Regaining my composure, I explained how it would be exactly the opposite,…

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Messy House… Messy Lives

Messy House… Messy Lives

Looking around our house, you’ll see a mess.  Okay, lots of messes… There’s going to be a pile of shoes by the door, and above them on a table, a stack of unopened mail. Maybe an empty McDonald’s cup or two on the table, as well. Walk inside and look to your right, there may be blankets and pillows all over the family room floor, and the two easy chairs have big holes in the middle of their seats from…

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