Is it any wonder that depression and parenting go hand in hand? With the pressures inflicted upon mothers in today’s society, we feel under eternal judgement and are often struggling to juggle the many tasks that lay at our feet.
Being a parent is challenging, being a parent with a mental illness is even more challenging. When you are juggling parenting with mental illness it can become overwhelming. Trying to meet the needs of a demanding child while ensuring your taking care of your own health is difficult. It is essential that you learn […]
I woke this morning and wiped away the tears.
I didn’t want to wake up this morning, or any morning of the past month. Sleep does not come easily and I pray each night that the pain of living can end. I don’t want to die, but living hurts too much. But here I am alive and I need to drag my heavy body out of bed. The alarm is ringing in my head.
I don’t ever remember a time when my own mother told she loved me, I can’t hug my children, is the reason why because I was never hugged by own mother, that it has somehow been engraved upon my own parenting skills? Please do not mistake me, if my children were to fall […]
I don’t know how it happened, when or why but bipolar stole my friends. I lost friends because I became ill. I can only assume that once my real life friends discovered that I had a contagious illness they all stopped phoning, stopped calling and would rather cross over the road then walk passed […]