5 Reasons to Love Yourself First – #BehindTheBlogger

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Love Yourself First

5 Reasons to Love Yourself First One of the hardest lessons that I have learned over the years is how to Love Yourself First.  I will be honest and admit that it is easier said than done. I struggle with this weekly, if not daily, and often have to remind myself why it is okay to… [Read More]

How to Parent With a Mental Illness

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How to parent with a mental illness

How to Parent With a Mental Illness Living with a mental illness can cause challenges when it comes to functioning on a daily basis. However, when you are a parent you don’t always have the option of not functioning. This is something that I have spent many years trying to figure out. I want to be… [Read More]

Living With Bi-Polar : Worrying When Happy

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Worrying When Happy

Living With Bi-Polar : Worrying When Happy Living with Bi-Polar Depression has its fair of struggles but one of the hardest things for me to deal with is worrying when I am happy. For most people being happy is a positive thing. It is something that we all strive for because who purposely wants to… [Read More]

Tips for Staying Sane in Tough Times

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Tips for Staying Sane

First, I want to thank Gwen for allowing me to guest blog today. My name is Mandee and I am Mom to 5 young boys. Life at my house can easily be described as LOUD, crazy, chaotic, hectic…but our house if full of love and laughter as well! You can read more about me and… [Read More]

Fighting the BiPolar Monster

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BiPolar Monster

Several months ago I shared with you about my battle with BiPolar disorder. This disorder that I can tell people is like any other disease is so easy to turn my thoughts around and make me think it is a choice or something I have chosen in my life. For the past two months, I… [Read More]

Bi Polar and Me

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bi polar and me

 Bi Polar and Me Do you think you have Bi Polar? My psychiatrist asked me this question yesterday during my annual psych review yesterday. I had to stop and laugh because at that moment I was feeling on top of the world and if I only took that moment into account I would have said… [Read More]