Bipolar stigma is real

When I introduce myself to people the flow of the conversation generally does not start with, “Hi, my name is Brittney. I’m a Gemini, I like short walks in the woods, I have a very sensitive aversion to high pitch noises and an unhealthy Harry Potter obsession. I prefer cats over dogs but I also … Continue reading Bipolar stigma is real

Ask. Rinse. Repeat.

Ask. Rinse. Repeat. My daughter, you just have to know that before having a child with ADHD I always said I was the type of person who hated to repeat themselves. But now, we have a process. Repetition is a daily nuisance that should be low on our list of concerns in the grand scheme … Continue reading Ask. Rinse. Repeat.

The vacations we won’t take

I have to take a minute to mourn something. One of the first things my daughter's therapist told me when we started seeing her three years ago was that I needed to mourn and let go the idea of the "average" family. The "typical" family. The "normal" family. I mention this whole conversation in You're … Continue reading The vacations we won’t take

It’s Easy to Feel Alone

It's Easy To Feel Alone  The HIE Help Center site is a great resource for parents with children who have mental illness or delays. While they specialize in articles about HIE (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy), the information and coping help can be used for multiple disorders. I had this article published in June 2018.

Guest post: My Bipolar Mind

https://mybipolarmind.com/2018/06/02/guest-post-canceling-playdates-life-with-juvenile-bipolar/ Just had an article posted over at My Bipolar Mind. Check it out!

Why so serious (mom and dads)?

It's amazing how loud pots are when they are being beaten together by little hands. It's amazing how mud seems that much more impossible to clean when your toddler comes inside caked in it. Craft supplies can seem daunting to get out because every craft requires a mess. Every water play activity requires mopping after. … Continue reading Why so serious (mom and dads)?