Bipolar Bytes – Take Your Medicine


Today I want to talk about the cycles and circles and stuff of bipolar disorder, being bipolar, having bipolar and the importance of continuing to manage when it feels like the need to is gone.… Read More Bipolar Bytes – Take Your Medicine

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Bipolar Bytes: Before and After; Why a Diagnosis Should Only Help


Bipolar Bytes…What this is. Remember your life before? Before you were hit with the big bipolar diagnosis?  The realization you have not just a mental disorder but what is considered also, a serious mental illness?  I bet you remember life after. Well, unless you were jacked up on a bunch of meds trying to find… Read More Bipolar Bytes: Before and After; Why a Diagnosis Should Only Help

From the Sandlot to the Big Leagues – Life Lessons from Baseball


OK.  Not the big big leagues.  The little big leagues.  I’m gonna say the equivalent of “going to the show”. In little league terms. Baseball.  We are talking about baseball in case the none baseball fans aren’t quite with me yet. Now that we are all on the same page,  let’s get on with it… Read More From the Sandlot to the Big Leagues – Life Lessons from Baseball

Slightly Cracked Observations on…The Elf Shouldn’t be on the Shelf


I am thinking about changing the name of this semi-regular series from Slightly Cracked Observations to something like; The Really Stupid Shit I See, or something similar.  Actually slightly cracked observations is a great name for it because it’s a little more subtle but some days, I could care less about subtlety. Like today.  I… Read More Slightly Cracked Observations on…The Elf Shouldn’t be on the Shelf

Slightly Cracked Observations on…Recording those Precious Moments on Your iPad


I’ve noticed a disturbing trend lately. My youngest kids are still in school, and they participate in school, church and sports events. The kind where parents sit watching their respective children with pride,  either be recognized for an achievement or perform as a collective whole with other children. The kind where parents want to get… Read More Slightly Cracked Observations on…Recording those Precious Moments on Your iPad

Slightly Cracked Observations – Respect and Patriotism


Yesterday was Patriot Day in remembrance of 9/11 and my kid’s school held an assembly to honor the veterans and those currently serving in the military. Incidentally, the school is K-5 grade.  Not one of these kids honoring their flag, veteran’s and the victims of 9/11 was even alive when it happened. To them, it’s… Read More Slightly Cracked Observations – Respect and Patriotism

Single Mom’s (ok Dad’s too) Summer Survival Guide – Pt 3; Sometimes you just have to wing it


Life is funny sometimes.  Ok a lot of the time.  I have to laugh because there is nothing much else to do when things don’t go as planned, crying is not an option really. If you read part 1 and part 2 of the Single mom’s (dad’s too) summer survival guide, you know it took… Read More Single Mom’s (ok Dad’s too) Summer Survival Guide – Pt 3; Sometimes you just have to wing it

Strange Bonds for Social Circles- (I’m not alright)


There seemed, in this place, the normal cliques of society working, only in standards no one normal could possibly recognize. Riley hadn’t quite figured out the hierarchy, having kept to herself as much as possible since arriving.  She studied groups intently however during meals and other chances to be social, to see if she could figure… Read More Strange Bonds for Social Circles- (I’m not alright)