School Time

By Rebecca Moore

It’s almost school time for a lot of us and to be honest I can’t wait for the summer to be over. The kiddos are getting bored and I’m running out of ideas to keep them happy. 

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Stress

By Rebecca Moore

shutterstock_162914132I really think it’s the build up of stress that’s getting to me. I did fine while I was inpatient. I was calm and relaxed. I was able to sleep at least 7 hours a night. When I’d wake in the middle of the night I’d just roll over and go back to sleep. 

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Feels Great To Sleep and Other Stuff

By Rebecca Moore

I have to say I never thought I’d say this, but God it feels so good to be sleeping again. I’ve been getting about seven hours. That’s awesome compared to the 2-3 hours I was getting before the doc switched me back on to Seroquel. It’s been a life saver. I definitely didn’t want to crash and feel depressed, I need to keep going, The Foundation needs me and I have a few books that are coming out this month that I have to keep up on.

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Finding Your Passion

By Rebecca Moore

abs5 готGood Morning Everyone! I hope you are all having a great morning. I got home yesterday from the Crisis Bed Center. My mania was out of control and I needed some extra help to get it under control. The Crisis Bed Center is awesome. They do all they can to help you and there’s so much there to help you work on yourself and learn the proper coping skills.

Best of all, I was told I should send in my resume to be considered for a job there because they feel I have the experience to help out on the Crisis Line and upstairs where the clients are. I was honored, but I’m not sure working for them would be a good idea. I really want to put my focus into The Bipolar Parenting Project Foundation.

Today I have a meeting with a local church about possible donations to the Foundation. I am both excited and nervous as this is the first time I am going to a bigger organization for some donor help. I was able to check online and we’ve gotten our approval for our Articles Of Incorporation and it says we are approved for our Non-Profit, so it’s just a matter of time before we receive our certificates.

I know I am just babbling here, but directing my energies into The Bipolar Parenting Project Foundation has kept me from feeling depressed. Sure, it probably fueled my mania, but while inpatient I learned how to balance it all so it doesn’t get out of control again.

I’m a firm believer that if we take what we love and what we’re passionate about and we direct our energies towards that then we can stave off the depression and help ourselves from feeling so hopeless about life.

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Spreading Awareness

By Rebecca Moore

shutterstock_146260982I had the most awesome opportunity to be able to spread bipolar awareness yesterday. I was invited to be part of BlogTalk Radio with Brian Cohen as my host. I jumped on the opportunity to be able to talk about my illness and how it has effected my life. It was both an amazing and wonderful experience at the same time.

Brian has a way of letting you feel comfortable enough to just talk about whatever is on your mind. I had no problems talking about my illness and how it has led me to where I am today. I had a lot of fun and it was an awesome experience. I would definitely do it again if I was asked. If you’d like to listen to the podcast you can do so here.

It’s only about 30 minutes long but it’s well worth it. I talk about how bipolar has affected me, what it was like when I was first diagnosed and where I am now. It also talks about and what it means to me to be starting such a project.

I hope you take the time to listen to it. It was a lot of fun to do and it’s packed with information about bipolar disorder. We even talk about my family a little bit and how much my kids know about my illness and what exactly do they know.

Speaking of The Foundation we are so close to raising the money we need to file for tax-exempt status. I put an announcement up on the website that we are just about $300 away from reaching our goal. That’s absolutely doable if everyone could get together and donate even a small amount.

Well my bed is calling me so I must try to go get some sleep! Sleep well my friends!

Until next time…
Becca
Bipolar Parenting Foundation
My Blog

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Squashing Mania

By Rebecca Moore

shutterstock_160949072I truly did not want to go back to being manic. Some people chase their mania’s, but I’ve learned the crash is too horrible to enjoy a mania for too long. I did all I could to avoid it, sleeping right, staying on schedule, making sure I took my medications. But sometimes no matter what we do mania rears it’s ugly head and makes us experience it in the worst possible way during the worst possible time.

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What Helped My Stability

By Rebecca Moore

shutterstock_185441207I think this is the most stable I’ve been in my entire life. I know what I want, I’m making good decision, I’m not working off impulse, I have a fair amount of energy. The only thing that’s lacking in my life is a good sleeping pattern and I really believe that has to do with all the excitement going on in my life. 

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So Very Happy

By Rebecca Moore

shutterstock_138284549We’re almost there! Just $50 more dollars to go till we reach our goal of $600 and we’ll be able to become tax exempt. We’ve already hit well over what we needed for the Articles of Incorporation and now we’re working on the tax exempt, 501(c)3 part of it all. It’s so exciting when you can see your dreams coming true right in front of you.

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Fundraising and Support Groups

By Rebecca Moore

shutterstock_125292026I know I have blogged about this before, but I am so excited to announce that we have raised enough money to apply for our Articles of Incorporation. Next Monday when the funds come available to me I will be sending a check and the paperwork in so we can get the ball rolling.

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Is It Even Possible

By Rebecca Moore

project_logoThree years ago when I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder I couldn’t find any information that was specific for parents coping with Bipolar Disorder. It was then that I started my very own blog, reaching out to other parents who were suffering and trying to cope with this disorder. Little did I know that three years later I would be blogging for PsychCentral on a topic I hold dear to my heart.

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