When my mother called, I wasn’t expecting her to tell me that the house had been rented out, and that she and my father were now in their respective, separate homes. Her diamond ring was still missing, her shelves still overflowing with religious pamphlets she had received in the mail, and she was
Tag: mental health
I am struggling. I have introduced you to my mom, Joyce. Mom lives in a long-term care facility with Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.). She is 70 years old, and no one knows how much time she has left with us, mostly because M.S. is unpredictable, and she’s outlived every prognosis ever given. She’s one tough cookie. If that wasn’t
Overwhelming sadness. Alone. Irritable. Ashamed. These are the words that come to mind when I think back to my struggle with postpartum depression three years ago. During those dark days I remember feeling so confused. I knew how lucky I was to have this beautiful baby, and how happy I should be, yet I began
A version of this post was originally published here. This post is most likely going to infuriate a lot of people, but it will hopefully help a lot of people also. And so I go forward. I realize this is a very touchy subject and people will have lots of reactions both good and bad.
One aspect of my job is to represent impoverished people in Social Security Disability hearings. Representing the children is what I love most. Many people wonder why a child would seek disability benefits. Particularly for kids with mental health issues, some think that being found disabled by the federal government means that the child is
As you are well aware, ctworkingmoms.com has been receiving quite a bit of attention in the media lately for our post-baby bellies photo shoot. The message is so important and so powerful – we need to not only accept our bodies, but embrace them, especially since those bodies are what helped to give our beautiful