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,19-year-old, who just moved out to her first college apartment! She's an honors student at her school with more classes than suggested, but if I know one thing...it's that she'll succeed and she is! She also spent a 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. It seems like every time you get my husband up, my daughter goes down and vice versa. Now, I'm no angel. I have depression and ADHD as well, I'm just not diagnosed bipolar, just a tiny bit of major depressive disorder with racing thoughts but no motivation to do anything about them. This website was born after one of my longest depressive episodes. It was miserable, and it was incredibly difficult to care for this family, myself, and my job. So I quit my job to take care of everyone else. 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 only fed into the depression. It was my therapist that suggested I begin writing a blog, a blog about being an educated woman and a stay at home mom and feelings of worthlessness. Someone explained to me that I'm not the only mom out there that's successfully degreed, 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!