My View

I've written two posts for Her View From Home this week. My first, on Monday, was a personal piece about my struggles with depression.

The issue is a double-edged sword. As more women move toward blogging and therefore talking about everything, there is still a stigma attached to depression and particularly the use of anti-depressants.

I'm not sure if I'd be so freely talking about it if Joey's illness had not prompted me to seek medication in the first place. Maybe I would, I don't know.

But I'm glad I have, as so many women are willing to share their struggles and triumphs and offer helpful advice and encouragement (at least on MY Facebook wall - THANK YOU for that!).

You can read Confession: I'm a Mom on Meds at Her View From Home.

My piece today is yet another admission of parenting imperfection called 10 Things I Swore I'd Never Let My Kids Do (And why they do them anyway).

Isn't it funny how life is so much different than you ever thought it would be?

I really want to thank all of you who comment here, on Facebook, and on Her View From Home. Feedback really means a lot to those of us who put ourselves out there. And it means even more when you are willing to listen and comment thoughtfully and respectfully. I have read at least four comment streams lately where women were just so judgy and downright mean to each other.

I really try hard to be a fence-sitter. From that vantage point, I can see both sides. I know which side I would jump to if I had to, but if I landed on the other side, I could at least make my way. Understanding is the key to peace in this crazy world, and I thank those of you who at least try.

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