When Mother's Day Is Hard

When Mother’s Day Is Hard

I’ve babysat in my youth and am the aunt who bakes. I’ve been called “piccola mamma” (little mother) by my papà when I took on the role my mentally ill mamma couldn’t. As a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for kids in foster care and as a team leader in the workplace, my mothering and…

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(Ep 19) Caregiving for Mental Illness: SiriusXM Doctor Radio Show

On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, I joined in as a guest on one of SiriusXM’s radio programs to talk about caregiving for mental illness. DOCTOR RADIO included this segment on caregiving for mental illness, and its host Dr. Michael Aronoff interviewed me. Dr. Aronoff MD is Attending Psychiatrist on the Senior Staff of Lenox Hill…

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(Ep 17) When the strongest fall apart: Learning to find yourself again

What do you do when you fall apart? When the strongest among us needs a little help, is it okay for them to ask for it? This episode shares some powerful insights from self-made man, entrepreneur, corporate executive, caregiver Thom Brodeur. He’s been my “baby daddy” fantasy for a looonnnngggg time (JK sorta), and he’s…

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