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BonBon Break Mental Health Awareness Month

My blog is kind of like my kid’s toy box. Legos, dinky cars, an army dude head, and I think what I found in there the other day was a piece of Pop Tart.

There might even be an illegal immigrant in there.

I don’t trust this kid.

Circa 2010
Circa 2010

I don’t really think that I have a particular niche when it comes to writing and I like it that way. Parenting, being married to someone who is a mouth breather at night, mental illness, the state of my husband’s boxers, and my eyebrows, etc. I can write whatever and you still show up for my shit show. I believe that because of this, I have a well diverse group of readers who are clearly more awesome than others.

I am very thankful of that.

When I write about the tough stuff such as my battle with bipolar disorder, you don’t run. You support me every step of the way. I would like to hone in on those of you who have not experienced a mental illness before. Even though you may not be able to understand,  your willingness to learn about my illness astounds me. In turn, you’re getting a better understanding of us as individuals who stand IN FRONT of an illness.

When I write, I try to explain what I am feeling in a way that everyone can sort of grasp which is why my post, The Downside Of Up, is being featured today over at BonBon Break.

Warning: They do not hand out bonbons. Mostly because he ate them all. See. Can’t be trusted.

Circa 2010 (A fine year for messes and mayhem)
Circa 2010 (A fine year for messes and mayhem)


  1. I love that you are so open and honest about your illness, because you are helping someone, many someones out there.

    Of course I also love the stories about your adventures with your mouth breathing husband. 🙂

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      @Alison, I have you to thank for this opportunity love. I am forever grateful of your support. Now get over here so I can rub your bell-eh…xoxo

  2. I’ve been among the missing for a while, but I’m back. My heart goes out to you in your struggle…I know you are helping people!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      @Eva Gallant, YOU’RE BAAAAACKKKKKKKK!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! I missed the shit out of you!!!

  3. Kim Kim

    I love everything about you and your blog because you are so open and honest. You are very real and that is refreshing. And, you’re right, I have learned tons over here. You also make me laugh some days which I very much appreciate!!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      @Kim, Thank you so much Kim! I learn from you as well. I love that you inspire me to get my ass off the couch and work it. It is so important not only for my body but my mind as well. And you are always finding so much positive and I love that I can always get a smile when I go there xoxo

  4. I keep coming back because you pay me.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      @Leighann, I still owe you a huned and fiteh dollas

  5. I got a chance today to reach out to a mama who is newly diagnosed and having a rough time of it. This is why I write. Otherwise I hate this bastard of an illness. It is robbing me blind and wearing me down. I just want to understand what in the hell is going on here.

    Enough bitching, I’m headed over to BonBon.

    Wait, one more bitch—did I mention this shit? How I want to go to sleep and that be it? How I am so damn tired of fighting without understanding what in the hell it is I am fighting I want to be free. I want to run with the Angels, not the demons devouring my soul.

    I’d say NOW, I’m done bitching. But, we both know I’ll be back crying uncle. Begging someone to tell me who to get it to go away, all of it, me included. I am ready to get off this fucking roller coaster.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      @Charity, No Charity, that is a “drunk uncle”…hee hee. I’ve messaged you.

  6. FYI, my language is normally much more reserved. I just have no reserves left. Since last time, yahoo put my post in your spam, I’m going to take tacky one step further and put the link here

    And as you might figure out from all of this. I am not okay. I am fucking not okay.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      @Charity, Dude, this is the second, third, twentieth time that I have had to have yahoo “debug” whatever it is that is “bugging” my account. Yesterday, I got six emails. Four of them were from Shawn. Gah…I’m sorry babe…you know where I’m at 🙂

  7. Your style is perfect, don’t ever change.
    And thank you for reminding me that I need to get my eyebrows waxed.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      @cyndy, Man, I need mine done in the worst way. I tried doing it myself a couple of weeks ago to save some money…bad idea. My eyebrow wax lady is going to give me a good shanking. xo

  8. Haha kid is so funny in above photos. Thanks for sharing this awesome wordings with us.


    • Kimberly Kimberly

      @Dr. Diana, He is a real stinker sometimes. That there was a full tub of diaper cream. It took weeks for the oil to breakdown on the hardwood. I slipped so many times on it.
      Thank you so much for reading my post!

  9. I remember when we found each other – I think it was you first and I kept coming back here and I loved it.
    I don’t really have a niche. I write about it all – the kicker is that I add a lot of pretty photos along the way. My own photos. Although I’m glad there are free resources out there for that!
    Anyway. Going to visit you because I love Bon Bon Break.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      @Tamara, Well I love you and I love that your photos add so much emotion to your words. Actually, you don’t even need to add them for someone to genuinely feel what you’re trying to convey (bu you have to keep adding them because they make me smile)You’re an amazing writer and photographer and I love you for sharing your talent.

  10. What is your son covered in?;) I think it’s awesome that you are bringing awareness to mental health. So many people suffer and don’t get help because they are embarrassed, when in reality most people have experienced some sort of issue in the course of their life whether it be mild depression or something more serious.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      @Rachelle Q, They sure have! I think the statistics of people who have experienced some form of a mental illness is very surreal.
      And that right there is diaper cream. I just bought the damn stuff. Took weeks for the oil residue to break down on the hardwood. It was like a oil slick. He got it on the ceiling, walls, closet…everywhere.

  11. I think it is because you are so honest and raw and real and relatable that the topic at hand doesn’t always matter for me. And yes, I can relate to depression and anxiety, but that aside, I just FEEL you (in the least creepy way possible). I will always show up for your words.


    also your little one (as messy as he is) is seriously too cute for words 🙂

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      @Charlotte, I’m so glad that you stick around for the chaos 🙂
      And yes, I don’t think that I’ve ever seen him clean. My bathtub has never been the same

  12. Okay, now I need to track down a bonbon. And I don’t know where to get bonbons. This is a crisis.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      @Megan (Best of Fates), Confession: I don’t really know what a bonbon is. I’m sure that it is made out of chocolate in which case it is considered poison. Yes, I’m that girl

  13. I admire your honesty and courage to share your battle with bipolar disorder,not a lot of people can admit to themselves that they have a mental condition let alone share it to the world. You serve as an inspiration to a lot of people like me that who is dealing with anxiety. Seeing you makes me believe that I can win my battle and enjoy a happy life just like you. Thank you very much.

  14. I admire your honesty and courage to share your battle with bipolar disorder,not a lot of people can admit to themselves that they have a mental condition let alone share it to the world. You serve as an inspiration to a lot of people like me who is dealing with anxiety. Seeing you makes me believe that I can win my battle and enjoy a happy life just like you. Thank you very much.

  15. I think you are an amazing writer. You write the truth with great depth and heart. And you know what? You are damn funny, too. 🙂

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