Despite the simplicity of this sentence, know how difficult it is for me to admit my identity: I am a mama with a mental illness (OCPD, obsessive compulsive personality disorder). I’m also a mama with a chronic pain condition (IC, interstitial cystitis). I started this blog when my daughter Lily was two months old as a way to explain to her, someday, why her mama acts in the crazy ways that she does. [Hello Lily, if you’re ever one day reading this!] While names have been changed to protect the innocent (i.e. my daughter “Lily”), all scenarios described are true and all opinions are my own.
Picture Credit for Header:
“Pittsburgh dawn city pano” by Mfield, Matthew Field, http://www.photography.mattfield.com – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pittsburgh_dawn_city_pano.jpg#/media/File:Pittsburgh_dawn_city_pano.jpg