This is me! I'm a wife. I'm a mom. I'm a social worker. I'm a perpetual student. Do you know how hard it is to be all those things at once? I have a husband with several major health issues, and a diagnosis of bipolar and ADHD. My daughter is a high maintenance, blonde,17-year-old, entering her senior year at one of the largest high schools in Atlanta, taking like a thousand AP classes after spending part of her summer in Boston at Harvard studying neuroscience and psychology. That's the bragging, she's also diagnosed with bipolar and ADHD with a history of cutting. Oh, let's not forget her contingent of friends that if they don't hear from her in like 5 minutes of a text, text me to find out if she's okay. Or on occasion alert school officials...you know who you are. :-) . It seems like every time you get one of them up, the other goes down. Now, I'm no angel. I have depression as well, I'm just not diagnosed bipolar, just a tiny bit of major depressive disorder. I just came out of one of the worst and longest depressive episodes I've ever been in. It was miserable, and it was incredibly difficult to care for this family, myself, and my new job. Let's not even talk about my friendships, I have few of those left. For the longest time it was difficult running a household of depressed, sick people and being unemployed with a very expensive degree under my belt. I felt worthless, every day was a struggle for me to get by. I didn't want to do anything. Which was the start of my depression. It began over a year ago, well that's when the feelings or worthlessness began, the depression started years ago. Then I was asked if I would write a blog. A blog about being an educated woman and a stay at home mom and feeling worthless. Someone explained to me that I'm not the only mom out there that's successfully degreed and licensed and not doing anything in their profession. That maybe some other moms would like to hear what I have to say, and would relate. At the same time it would be therapeutic for me to get things out. I spent a lot, I mean a LOT of time pondering the idea. It took me over six months to get up the nerve to buy the domain and work on the website. Here I am! I'm doing it! I'm hoping that what I say is not only therapeutic for me, but for you too. I hope it's helpful, insightful, and occasionally funny. Please enjoy and feel free to leave comments, nice comments. Rude comments are not welcome. This is a happy place. SMILE!