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How to Get Through Work Week (Mom Edition) with Bipolar Disorder

How to Get Through Work Week (Mom Edition) with Bipolar Disorder

Unless you are part of the lucky few who absolutely love their jobs, working is hard. Especially as a bipolar mom. Let me explain. Bipolar mothers are very sensitive emotionally as it is, and especially so towards their little children. Leaving them makes you question your ability to parent, makes you question whether they will…

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Nothing Is As Easy As It Seems…

Nothing Is As Easy As It Seems…

Looking back at how I felt in September (feeling irritable, depressed, tired, etc), going to work has basically only made me have more responsibility. I have to be on call and prepared to leave at a moment’s notice at any given moment. And when I do have the call, I need to prepare Elizabeth’s lunch…

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Bipolar Parenting During the Pandemic

Bipolar Parenting During the Pandemic

Parenting is tough – being a bipolar parent is even tougher. I have noticed during the pandemic that I have been more irritable; everyday seems to be a struggle. When my baby spills food, I get frustrated because its justĀ one other thing I have to clean (it seems like all I do is clean nowadays).…

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Being a Parent with Mental Illness

Being a Parent with Mental Illness

Being a parent with mental illness has its drawbacks, to be sure; however, like any other disability, mental illness can be managed, and managed well. A combination of therapy, medication, and social/family supports all help with setting up the parent for success. Not only that, but being insightful about your illness, knowing when an episode…

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