Hello Folks!




My name is Heather or you may otherwise know me as “Mental Momma”
I am happily married to my husband Joe, a children’s book author and smokin hottie and I have 2 beautiful children (or heathens depending on the day) Gabriel and Emilia. I started this blog for a lot of reasons.

1.) I wanted a blog
2.) I think I am kinda funny
3.) I wanted a platform to talk about parenting
4.) I wanted a platform to talk about mental illness
5.) I am sure there are more reasons.

I am a contributor to PsychCentral: http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mental-momma/

I have my own website: http://www.mentalparent.com/

I also have a Blogger: http://thementalparent.blogspot.com/


My papers say I have Bipolar 1 (rapid cycle). Borderline Personality Disorder and PTSD. Fun right?
I want to show people you can be a kick ass mom and have a mental illness.
There is a horrid stigma surrounding it and although my quirks (or as my doctor says “symptoms” ) show…I am still pretty much awesome.

I swear, I color my hair too much, I have opinions, but I am still a pretty rad mommy.

So subscribe…enjoy.

17 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Heather. Thank you very much for stopping by my blog and following. I was planning on writing an entry about being a bipolar parent and how it affects my six year old son. Your blog has made me think of a few things I’d like to address in my own writing and I look forward to reading more of your work. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    • It was my pleasure and thank you for coming by to my blog as well. I am glad that my writing has inspired you 🙂 That is exactly the outcome I wanted. Hope to see you back soon 🙂


  2. Hi Heather,

    I’m glad you liked my recent post and I would like to say I truly admire your approach in writing this blog and other sites (from the little I have seen so far). In helping others, you are helping yourself just as much. (and the cartoon banner is so cool and uplifting it would brighten anyone’s day!)

    I was hesitant in writing the most recent post in case I came across as suggesting that what can be serious medical conditions could be easily faked. I hope from your ‘like’, as someone who manages the reality of such adversity, that I did not!

    All the best,

  3. That is really touching and you are very welcome. You have certainly inspired me to continue my path of publishing observations on life more than the oh-so-dull IT themed posts!

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