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Why Me?

By mentalhealthmom | August 30, 2016

Parenting ain’t for sissies. Parenting children with Mental Health Disorders sure as h-e-doublehockeysticks ain’t for sissies. Unless you are lying to yourself, or are in complete denial, every parent has asked themselves the “why me?” question at least once in their […]

Honesty IS The Best Policy

By mentalhealthmom | August 23, 2016

Okay, let’s get real here. The reality of life is we all have abilities and disabilities. Just because Mental Health Disabilities are more obvious, it doesn’t mean the rest of the world doesn’t have some sort of disability, or disadvantage, […]

T is for Tantrum
M is for Meltdown

By mentalhealthmom | August 20, 2016

For me, dealing with my boy’s tantrums and meltdowns is much like dealing with the weather. When my boys have a “Sunny Day”, all is happy and right with the world. When my boys have a “Stormy Day”, the dark clouds […]

Part III:
To Therapy or Not to Therapy

By mentalhealthmom | August 6, 2016

Warning: Momma Bear’s gonna get on her soapbox a teeny-weeny bit on this one! Anyone who knows me well knows I don’t cook much (insert hysterical laughter from friends and family!) If it doesn’t go in a toaster oven, it pretty […]

Part II:
To Medicate or Not to Medicate

By mentalhealthmom | July 25, 2016

One of my favorite Contemporary Christian bands is Mercy Me. They have a recent hit titled ‘Dear Younger Me’ where they tell us how wonderful it would be if our older self could have given our younger self advice, warn them […]

Part I:
To Test or Not to Test

By mentalhealthmom | July 25, 2016

Over the years, so many moms have approached me with the same question, “My kid is doing this or not doing that. How did you know Alex had ADHD/Autism? How did you know Adam was bipolar?” Deep down I know […]

My Normal

By mentalhealthmom | July 10, 2016

Okay, let’s just start with the obvious question on everyone’s mind. Who in the world am I to think anyone would actually want to read an article I write? I mean that is side-splitting comical really. Seriously, it’s comical. The truth is […]