I’m Here, I Exist

When I tell someone I have bipolar 2 disorder, the shock that comes across his or her face often takes me aback. If they know me, their shock is a tad annoying. What does me saying I have bipolar disorder change for them? What does the admission trigger in their mind about what someone with bipolar […]

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When “No One Way” is Really “The Only Way”

On Saturday, the New York Times published yet another upper-middle-class mother’s story of how she tried to have it all – career, marriage, kids – but found it oh, so difficult. I feel as if I’ve read hundreds of these stories over the past eight years, always hoping to get some glimmer of relevance to […]

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The Joy: Reflection on my Seventh Year as a Mother

Unsure of what the balance held I touched my belly overwhelmed By what I had been chosen to perform Seven years ago, I felt this way. Seven years ago the most amazing, sacred, and scary thing happened to me. But then an angel came one day Told me to kneel down and pray For unto […]

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motherhood penalty, take 2

Thanks to Fer, New Soc Prof, Olderwoman, ORJ, Char and Carly for their great comments on the previous post. This is part of the reason I started this blog – I wanted to have these important conversations. Many of my thoughts are tied into what they said, so I’ll try to incorporate them all together. […]

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