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.
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. :)
Adina mama to B 4/06 and E 8/13/12 (on her due date!)