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Sharing our Struggles with our Kids – and learning to ride the waves together

Sharing our Struggles with our Kids – and learning to ride the waves together

“Ride the waves.”  My counselor gave me this piece of advice a few months ago in a session. I sat there and pondered this, wanting immediately to ask her what exactly she meant, but I stopped myself when I realized that I would need to figure it out for myself. And I knew, as someone with illnesses that have symptoms that come in waves, sometimes they don’t just go away with a wish or a pill… sometimes I just need…

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7 Truths to Remember When You’re in the Middle of Depression, Mama

7 Truths to Remember When You’re in the Middle of Depression, Mama

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, visit our policies page. Dear Mama,  Yes, you, Mama, struggling with depression. I am right there with you. I understand. And I want you to know that this is not a list of things you need to do when you’re depressed. I’m not going to do that to you. I’ve seen those lists a million times before. I’ve also been told by many well-meaning people lists of things I’ve GOT to do now in…

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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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