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First Day of School for the Mom of a Child with a Mental Illness

As I sit in my comfortable chair outside listening to the bird’s chirp, I think to myself: life today is not bad. It feels smooth, easy and comfortable. Relishing in the fact that today, school is starting, and it is no longer a part of my world. I consciously decide to ignore those old feelings of what it used to be like struggling to get a child to school. I say to myself, “not this year;” it is my turn...

How To Stop Striving For Perfection

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Do you find yourself in a place where you are struggling to be perfect? You want to change, and yet you just can’t seem to stop the vicious cycle. You start out striving for excellence, after all – doing your best is a worthy and noble attribute, but somehow you end up on the other side, trying for perfection. Of course, we know perfection never happens, so we are left disappointed, exhausted, and missing what God had in mind. Join...

Did God Choose The Wrong Mom?

Do you ever wonder if God chose the wrong mom for your children? Have you had that aching feeling inside that just maybe someone else could do a better job? I have to confess, many times during my journey of being a parent I have let those feelings and thoughts permeate my mind. I had wondered why on earth God would designate me when failure seemed to be written all over my parenting style. After all, this was the one...

You Might Fail At Your “New Years Resolutions” If You Skipped These Steps!

Did you declare some New Years Resolutions and skip some vital steps? Or maybe you didn’t set them at all because your track record of failing by February stands firm. After all, only 8 percent  of people are successful in accomplishing their New Year’s Resolutions. Check below to see if you skipped some vital steps in making your resolutions successful. It is not too late to make a goal or revisit the ones you did. Did you make sure the...

Can We Skip Christmas?

  Thanksgiving is behind us, and Christmas will be here before we know it. I am already exhausted just thinking about it. Is anyone caught in that place where you are wondering – “Can we please just skip Christmas?” As I sit here organizing my long Christmas to-do list, gifts to buy and people to see, I am wondering how on earth I can add more to my already overtaxed schedule. As I get down to the 99th item, I...

Blessings In The Midst Of My Child’s Mental Illness

I know many of you are thinking how on earth can a “Mom” put the word “blessing” and “mental illness” in the same sentence. I thought that too until it had become apparent that I had changed for the better through this experience with my child’s mental health challenges. Let me make it clear; I am by no means saying, “mental illness is a blessing.” It would be so unfair and incorrect to make such a bold statement.  However, in...