I have been kicking around the idea of starting a public blog to talk about the challenges and bullshittery that I face on a semi daily basis as a bipolar mother of two young children. If you are reading this, it means I finally did it.
My name is Sandi, obviously. The spelling was not my idea, and my job doesn't involve blacklight or a pole, because that would be the first question. I have two daughters, ages 3 and 4. Yes I've heard of birth control, as that would be the next question. And yes, they have the same dad (typical question #3).
So to start, throw out everything you know about mentally ill mothers. I haven't drowned, beaten, eaten, set fire to, or thrown any of my children into a dumpster (granted it's still early). I want to tell the story of the rest of us: the smart-mouthed, clever moms with a sense of humor that are totally functional and would like to be left alone and not treated like we are a danger to society. I work full time, I go to school full time, I cook and clean and paint nails and make barrettes. I'm way less exciting than people would like you to believe.
So ummm.... hi?