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Monthly Archives: May 2014

When You’re A Single Mom Who’s Living With Mental Illness

Today, I’m pleased to present a guest post written by my sister, Tiffany. This is the fourth time Tiffany has been featured on my blog. In July 2012, I shared Tiffany’s six-year journey through significant addiction and mental illness; it was the first post I published on this blog. In December 2013, I posted an update and shared why I felt called to continue writing Tiffany’s…

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  • KariJune 16, 2015 - 11:02 pm

    I’m enjoying reading about Tiffany — my daughter (age 19) has schizoaffective disorder (depressive type) and anxiety, and I like hearing stories of people who are living with the illness and getting through the day to day things we all deal with. Thanks for posting!ReplyCancel

    • AmyJune 17, 2015 - 9:50 pm

      Hi again Kari: I saw you had a blog, so just read through several of your posts quickly. Thank YOU for sharing. Looks like we’re both in MN? Glad you found me, and glad I found you. Please feel free to follow closely. Glad to have you as “family.” AmyReplyCancel

    • AmyJune 17, 2015 - 9:41 pm

      Hi Kari: I’m so glad you found my site. I sure hope you’ll continue following along, as I’m hoping to build community around this eventually. I want people to know they’re not alone in this journey through significant mental illness. I’m glad the posts are resonating with you, and please know, you’re more than welcome around here anytime. Blessings to you and your daughter.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy HickmanMarch 12, 2015 - 6:36 pm

    Amy – Not sure why I missed Tiffany’s original post (last summer), but I’m so glad I found it now! Her transparency is so helpful in my understanding of what you all have faced in recent years. Utmost in my mind is what a blessing your mother has been to your family! She is uniquely suited to fulfill all the roles the Lord has called her to….Give her a huge hug from me, and treasure her!ReplyCancel

  • Christie Scanlon FleischhackerJune 6, 2014 - 11:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing this story Amy. Very inspiring. And really hope people will try not to judge others as mothers. ReplyCancel

  • Denise KormanMay 31, 2014 - 11:52 pm

    One of my greatest days was when I met Tiffany ! She and her parents whom I am very good friends with, were visiting in Myrtle Beach. We simply clicked and have become very close. I am flying out to visit in July, a trip that can’t come soon enough. I’ve yet to meet the newest member of the family Xander and I can’t wait to see my Raegan !!

    Tiffany, your blog came from the depths of your soul. You exposed ” Tiffany” something I don’t think you could have done 6 months ago. This is incredibly significant for you and an exceptional for your growth and faith in yourself !!
    You are a wonderful person and mother.
    This blog will give light to so many other single parents with mental health issues.

    I could go on and on….But my prayers and helping hands will always be there for you !!

    SEE YOU SOON….xoxoxo

  • NikkiMay 30, 2014 - 11:22 pm

    So brave of your sister to share, Amy. Trusting someone will read this and realize they can be as brave and live each day with such focus and optimism! What a blessing… thank you.ReplyCancel

    • AmyMay 31, 2014 - 11:25 am

      Totally agree on the bravery, Nikki. The post has made a tremendous impact already as evidenced by the wealth of comments that have been left on Facebook in the past 24 hours. Now, I’m hoping and praying the post will show up in someone’s Google search, just when they need it most. Thank you, Nikki, for your sweetness! 🙂ReplyCancel

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