embraceyournormal

My Journey as a Mental Health Mom

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The Decision to Homeschool

Okay, here’s the deal. I am 99% sure I am certifiably NUTS! I chose to pull my 11-year old (5th grade) Bipolar son and my 10-year old (4th grade) Autistic son from their wonderful, amazing public elementary school and start homeschooling… Continue Reading →

Psychosis…
You Are Not My Friend

Psychosis, you are not my friend. You are not loving, caring, giving or kind You are selfish, dark, and manipulate the mind You create what is not real Terror is what you want us to feel You prey on children… Continue Reading →

What is Normal?

In a recent conversation with my husband, he said something that really stuck…and stung. He said, because we have children with Mental Health Disorders (one Autistic son, one Bipolar son), we need to constantly stop and ask ourselves if we… Continue Reading →

The “L-Word”

I grew up always knowing the “L-Word” referred to love. That was until October 4, 2016 when the doctor told me my 11-year old Bipolar son needed to start taking Lithium. From this day forward, the “L-Word” will forever mean… Continue Reading →

A Lesson for Society

Dear Society, I am not a teacher and you are not my students but, if I was and you were, today’s lesson would be on understanding what every person’s role should be in learning how to embrace children with Mental Health… Continue Reading →

Living in the Present Tense

It happens to drug addicts. It happens to alcoholics. It happens to sex addicts. It happens to women in abusive relationships. It is happening to me… I am reaching a point in my life where I realize I am embracing a normal that is… Continue Reading →

Bahahahaha!

My boys are all about playing video games. Sometimes I feel my life is like a variety of video games… Most of the time, I feel like I am playing Whac-A-Mole. Every time a crisis pops up, I do my… Continue Reading →

Why Me?

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… Continue Reading →

Honesty IS The Best Policy

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,… Continue Reading →

T is for Tantrum
M is for Meltdown

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… Continue Reading →

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