Adults and children who grapple with mental illness should talk about their struggles. Through my experience as a mother with bipolar disorder and major depression, I have collected some strategies that craft conversations of understanding, acceptance, and love.
Posts in the "Getting Through Hard Times" category:
Perhaps a degree is on your “someday” list but seems impossible during your stage of motherhood. These tips will help you see that this doesn’t have to be the case.
This tender picture book about a mother’s struggle with depression is exactly what the deliberate mom needs to understand and explain mental illness to those she loves.
Every family has its own way of adding value to the world and bringing in the money, and sacrifice is normally a factor in the equation. Each situation has its highs and lows. Remember that you and your spouse are team players and you each bring different skills to the playing field.
Whatever stage you’re in, it’s hard, and there are a lot of things to hate. But we’re not going to talk about those things right now. We’re going to focus on the things we love.
Our latest challenge with my youngest is her tantrums. Last Thursday, she threw herself flat on her back, arms flailing, and began screaming in the checkout line at the store. My face flushed as I listened to two older women behind me giving each other a play-by-play of Ally’s meltdown.
There’s a lot of talk in the world of paid employment about “skill sets.” Specific skill sets are desirable and even required for certain jobs. Without them, you may not get hired, and if you don’t keep up on them, you may get fired. But what of a mother’s “required” skill sets? For better or […]
Even if you’ve never tried yoga before, the concepts in this book can help you find inner calm during the “spilt milk” moments of life.
I’ve struggled to know how to respond in that moment when I’m feeling exhausted and frustrated and the older lady tells me to “enjoy every moment.” I think the message underneath her advice is, “I miss my kids. I miss being a mom.”
We knew she was often on social media, scrolling through the feeds of her friends and assessing how many likes their photos had compared to her own. So, as a family, we decided to establish when and where we could be on social media and how we would use it.
Looking back on my transition from working full-time to becoming a harried new mom and then eventually a seasoned household CEO, I’ve pinpointed some tactics that helped me through the hard years.
I found myself at the end of the day, frustrated and angry at myself for failing to do what I should have done. Then in a quiet moment I thought, Stop listing your failures. Start listing your successes.