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Parenting When You Have Depression

You have to give yourself a break!

Photo by Sydney Sims on Unsplash

I was first diagnosed with depression in my mid-twenties. My mother died, and during the holidays, I was left without the family traditions that my family had always observed. The first Thanksgiving after her death, I was alone with nowhere to go. An aunt very nicely asked me to celebrate with her and her son, and I’ve never forgotten her kindness.

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Ruby Lee

Ruby Lee

Mother, Wife, Teacher, Librarian, Teller of Stories. Author of The Marriage Wars by Leeanne Beasley Berry. Top Writer in Parenting, This Happened to Me, Humor