Hello, hello? Is this thing even on? Can you hear me? Will someone just talk to me?!?! Please!? I need to hear the sound of my voice again. Not my mom voice – high-pitched and so sickly-sweet it gives me a migraine just thinking about it ringing in my ears. I want to use my […]
To Insanity and Beyond
Stories, advice, and anecdotes from the trenches of parenthood for those with mental health and chronic illness diagnoses.
Deep down inside, I loathe certain characteristics of my being. The trauma of my dramatic upbringing has left me with many scars that I carry in shame. There are parts of me I will never be able to change, because every time I think I have, every time I think I am beyond their control, […]
There are many ways in which a mother can go crazy over our children’s own insanity throughout the course of the summer. It is inevitable. Kids turn into plain old jerkwads when they get that first taste of summer freedom.They will go out of their way to re-hardwire our nerves every which way until we […]
Depression. As a writer, a lover of all words big and small, it is one of very few I can say I vehemently hate. The ugliest of words, it is. It defines everything that has ever gone wrong in my life, my head, and my soul. It is the catalyst that destroys all that I […]
What I never could have prepared for, though, was the impact DDD was going to make on the way I parent. How the slow and methodical progression was going to interfere with the image of motherhood I had envisioned….
What I am about to say probably won’t sit well with some of you. Some of you will even feel the need to immediately point out all the circumstances in which this could make me the worst person to ever walk this planet. Let me clear the air before we take this any farther… I […]