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Hi everyone! Just wanted to pop in and say how excited I am to have found this community!  I've had a bad case of the "lonely-s" lately and can't wait to interact with some fellow natural mamas here.  DH and I have 2 boys, ages 9 and 6.  My biggest challenge in being a mama is trying to balance it all...I get overwhelmed and down and out easily.  I guess this is my grand coming out post because I've never gone public with this - even online - but I have bipolar disorder.  Perhaps this is part of why I feel so lonely sometimes...my own mother won't even say the word "bipolar" out loud...she was livid when I was diagnosed and makes it her life mission to keep it "secret."  


I'm just looking for a place where I can be myself - 100% honest and open and not filled with shame.  Previously, I kept a blog and eventually stopped because I felt like it was all such a lie.  Having Bipolar plays a huge role in my day-to-day life and to write from the perspective that there wasn't something "there" made me feel like a fraud.  Life was not at all how I was describing it.  


While I do realize there is still quite a bit of anonymity behind a screen name on a message board, I am looking forward to being true and genuine here.  


Thank you for taking the time to read my intro.  :) I cannot wait to get to know you all better. 

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Welcome Shake it Out! Glad to have you here!

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Welcome to Mothering!


You should check out our Mental Health forum.  There are a lot of great supportive mamas in there, who talk pretty frankly about parenting and mental health. :)

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