The battle continues…

The battle continues…

I hate to think of myself in a battle, but really that is what it is right now. The ongoing battle with Taylor’s brain illness, the very nasty bipolar is still happening. It will always happen I guess. One part of me would like to think that maybe it won’t always feel like such a battle and that I will be able to just deal with it, but right now, … Continue Reading →
Caring for children/adolescents with mental illness

Caring for children/adolescents with mental illness

If you are a regular reader of my blog you know that I am always interested in anything related to bipolar disorder, especially in children and adolescents since my son has this brain disorder. It is that too, a brain disorder. Sadly there is still a stigma attached when we talk about mental illness, but there shouldn’t be in this day and age. Last night Hubby and I started attending … Continue Reading →
Parenting Bipolar Kids Tweet Party

Parenting Bipolar Kids Tweet Party

I was very happy to see a tweet a few minutes ago about this Twitter party on Saturday on parenting bipolar kids! I will be there (I’m just a guest, not a host) and hope you all can come as well! Here is the scoop to RSVP:   Continue Reading →
Judging Charlie Sheen

Judging Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen is sick with a very dangerous disease. It is clear that he has a serious addiction problem. Does it excuse any of his horrendous behavior? No, not at all. It is however an explanation for much of it. His latest tirade yesterday really was nasty to so many people, but if you listen it is quite clear that it is his addiction speaking. While being a star you … Continue Reading →
Happiness Notes

Happiness Notes

This morning I saw a tweet from @bpkids about a Happiness Webinar for this afternoon so I quickly added it to my calendar so I wouldn’t forget. I love free webinars and have learned so much from many of them. This webinar was from the PBS series This Emotional Life and the topic today was Exploring the Science of Happiness. While I always try to be a happy person, events … Continue Reading →
Crisis Update

Crisis Update

If you need to catch up – you can read the original Crisis Mode post. First a huge thank you to everyone for all of their comments, support, hugs, cards, and everything that has been coming our way. I cannot tell you how much it truly helped me through everything. {{{HUGS}}} back to all of you! So things are going better, thank goodness. Just like always, there still is not … Continue Reading →
Crisis Mode

Crisis Mode

NOTE: While many of you, if in my circumstances, would not make a post like this or share this information, please be respectful that this is what is helpful for me. All of us work differently and deal with stress differently. Today I am in crisis mode, for lack of a better word or phrase. If you are regular reader of my blog, Twitter stream, or Facebook you know that … Continue Reading →
Listen to Robyn LIVE Friday on Heartbeat Radio

Listen to Robyn LIVE Friday on Heartbeat Radio

Please join me Friday, January 21, 2011 from noon to 1:00 pm ET on Heartbeat Radio for Women. I am the guest host this week and will be discussing a top very close to me, bipolar in children and teens. Parenting a child with bipolar presents a wide range of issues and I want to share some of my own experiences to helpfully help others. Joining me will be another … Continue Reading →
They Won!

They Won!

Thank you all so much for your support of the Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation in the Pepsi program. It is official that CABF did win one of the $250,000 grants for December!   Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation wins $250,000 Contest from Pepsi Refresh Families with kids struggling with depression and bipolar disorder can look forward to expanded access to support and resources from the Child and Adolescent Bipolar … Continue Reading →
Bloggers Your Help Is Needed! Help Teens with Bipolar and Depression

Bloggers Your Help Is Needed! Help Teens with Bipolar and Depression

I am putting a call for help out to all of my blogging friends for you to please make a quick blog post (copy and paste whatever you want from mine even). Many of you already know that my son has a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and anxiety – we’ve had this diagnoses for over 10 years now (Taylor is now 16). Over the years the Child & Adolescent Bipolar … Continue Reading →