Featured Blogger: Kitt O’Malley – Art by Rob Goldstein

Thank you, Robert Goldstein, for featuring me on Art by Rob Goldstein as his November featured blogger. The original interview is posted at: robertmgoldstein.com/2016/11/06/featured-blogger-kitt-omalley/. Here I reprint it. This month’s featured blogger is writer and [...]

Wave the White Flag

Need to write out the pain and exhaustion in my heart Pain and grieving my parents’ dementias Pain and exhaustion caring for my son Must back off both Must take care of myself [...]

2016-10-07T13:16:08-07:00October 7th, 2016|Categories: Caregiving, Family, Mental Health, Motherhood, Parenting, Poetry, Self care|Tags: |40 Comments

Cocooning

Cocooning Recovering from social demands From social interaction From caring for others My son My husband My parents From caring about too many From caring too much You may not hear from me [...]

Happy Anniversary to KittOMalley.com

I've been blogging for three years! Yay! Hope to do more writing. Hands full this week caring for my son.  He's going through a rough patch. His migraine medication (anti-seizure medication topiramate aka [...]

2016-09-27T22:49:21-07:00September 27th, 2016|Categories: Blogging, Medication Side Effects, Migraine, Parenting, Writing|Tags: |47 Comments

The Rebel and His Mother

The Rebel When my son was a preschooler in daycare His class had a field trip to the local In ‘N Out As we walked back to the daycare center My son held [...]

NAMIWalks, Conferences, and Fatigue

This summer I've been recuperating from caring for my parents, going to the BlogHer16 women's blogging conference, and training for NAMI In Our Own Voice. This upcoming weekend, I'm attending the Southern California Writers' Conference, [...]

Fingers Moving, Fingers Typing

Fingers need to move nervous energy prompts them to keep busy Just as my thoughts my mind will not be silent My fingers will not be still so I play Solitaire or now [...]

Folie à Deux

I Am My Mother Caveat: Please understand that delusional thought processes are SYMPTOMS of mental illness. I feel compassion, even as I feel pain and anger as someone negatively affected by parental delusional [...]

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