What It’s Really Like To Parent With Bipolar Disorder


By Kimberly Zapata I’ve never liked the color white. It is bland, cold, sterile and is the backdrop for most bad memories. My father died in a windowless white room — in a white bed, covered in white sheets. My first apartment was white, and the unfinished walls were a stark reminder that this arrangement … Continue reading What It’s Really Like To Parent With Bipolar Disorder

Traits Of Highly Sensitive Children, From A Highly Sensitive Mom


By Kimberly Zapata My daughter was a few days shy of her 2nd birthday when I first heard the term “highly sensitive.” At the time, I didn’t really understand what it meant (or what it was), and I didn’t really care. I thought it was just another catchphrase coined by uptight parents to make “emotional” … Continue reading Traits Of Highly Sensitive Children, From A Highly Sensitive Mom

To The Husband With A Depressed Wife


By Becci Nicholls, of Swords & Snoodles Dear Husband, I love you dearly, more than anything in this whole world. I think you already know this. I know you love me too, I just forget sometimes. Depression clouds my mind, it fills me with horrid thoughts about how unlovable I am, and how worthless I am. Sometimes … Continue reading To The Husband With A Depressed Wife

The Reason I Take My Toddler To Therapy


By Kimberly Zapata “Mommy!” my daughter yelled. “Can I watch one more Octonauts?” I glanced at the clock above our oven; it was 7:47 AM. “Pleeeeeeeaassse?” “Oh sweetie, not right now,” I told her. “We have to finish getting ready.” “But why?” she huffed. It wasn’t long until she was whining in frustration. “Well, Mommy has a … Continue reading The Reason I Take My Toddler To Therapy