Social anxiety-0, Me-1

This was originally to be posted on Saturday. However I had some technical difficulties. I should be asleep but I can’t. My brain is still in overdrive from my day yesterday. I am marking it off as a big day for me. And no, not just because Margaret Cho followed me back on Twitter. Though … Continue reading Social anxiety-0, Me-1

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A little bit of sweetness…

Sometimes you just need to take a moment and watch the sweetness in life. Both my children are animal lovers. They both have this natural gentleness towards them. It is nice to sometimes have small reminder that it is the little things in life that matter. Something as small as your 1 yr old loving … Continue reading A little bit of sweetness…

My Happy Sad Mummy: Why I’ll be reading this to my kids

I saw this post on Twitter and had to share. I struggled with how to one day explain what it the matter with mommy to my boys. Right now Pickle is 1 and Big D will be 3 next month. So I have manged to skate by. However my ever observant Big D, it starting to notice things are sometimes off. He now asks ‘What is wrong, Mama?” I think this book would be a great way of explaining things on his level.

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My Happy Sad Mummy

Earlier this week I noticed a strange thing in my letterbox.  An actual handwritten letter – from an unfamiliar address.

Expecting a Christmas card from one of the few friends who haven’t discarded this charming tradition for a digital greeting, I ripped open the envelope.

Inside was a short note and a newspaper clipping – from the step-mum of a girl I went to high school with 18 years ago.  Strange huh?

But moments later tears pricked my eyes as I read her beautiful words – encouraging me to keep speaking up about mental illness. She also mentioned that  I might be interested in a new children’s picture book she’d read about in the local paper: My Happy Sad Mummy.

I quickly read the book review and then jumped online to order our family a copy.  For so long I’ve been searching for ways to explain my Bipolar Disorder to my young children in a way that’s easy for…

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