Families are a complex and ever-changing thing. Although it is a myth that half of all marriages still end in divorce, according to The New York Times in 2014, there is no doubt that it does happen. Often, kids blame themselves. Younger children may begin acting sad and throwing tantrums, while older children may be… Read More Books for Kids About Divorce for Ages 3-9, Tweens, and Teens
Have you ever spent the day with your kids and loved when this sweet thing happened, but they remembered that sweet thing? And loved it more? Starting a family journal is a beautiful way to record those special moments, even the ones you didn’t realize were so special at the time. Choose your family journal. I… Read More How to Start a Family Journal This Year (and Why)
Today has been hard. As a new mom who is bipolar, hard is really just part of life when you have a spouse who is also bipolar, but today was harder than normal. After our middle daughter’s Thanksgiving play, my husband and I headed to his psychiatrist’s office. Normally, he sees his doctor alone, but… Read More 2 Years to Stability
The past two days have been the hardest I’ve had to face in a very long time. Emotionally, I swing wildly from regret and doubt to acceptance and relief. I simultaneously feel guilty that my kids are now living in a home where their parents are in the process of separating, and then I go… Read More Separation is Like a Lifejacket
Tonight, I sit in my bed, nursing my 8 week old baby, knowing that I am completely alone. I feel so many emotions in such rapid succession that I can barely adjust to one before another hits me like a wave and takes me under. Relief. Guilt. Sadness. Fear. Most of all fear. I’m absolutely… Read More What have I done?