A beautiful review from blogger/author Kimberly Morand

Kimberly Morand


Kimberly Morand’s book review for Birth of a New Brain – Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder “knocked my socks off.

(Well, I was sockless when I read the review, but my socks would’ve come off had they been on!) Her review shows how incredible HER writing is – I recommend subscribing to her extraordinary, award-winning blog “All Work And No Play Make Mommy Go Something Something” now.

I hope she writes a book because I’ll snap it up in a heartbeat. In the meantime, I recommend subscribing to her extraordinary blog “All Work And No Play Make Mommy Go Something Something.” 


Okay, I’m going back to my hiatus cave. I’m sending love to you all!



Dyane Harwood shares her gripping account with postpartum-onset bipolar in BIRTH OF A NEW BRAIN

I couldn’t resist reblogging this wonderful interview with Leslie, although I’m still on hiatus! 🙂

Love to all of you, intrepid bloggers!


Leslie A. Lindsay

By Leslie Lindsay 

Dyane Harwood talks about her stunning memoir on postpartum bipolar disorder, family psychiatric history, & so much more in BIRTH OF A NEW BRAIN

Birth of a New Brain_cover update_v1.jpgWhen I was pregnant, my husband heard on NPR that a mother’s brain drastically changes during pregnancy and then again during labor/delivery. It’s why some expecting mothers are a little flaky, a little preoccupied. And then, after the birth, a woman’s brain actually becomes better–she is able to better multitask, sense danger, and even retain more information.

But what happens when a severe mental illness is triggered?That’s what happened with Dyane Harwood. In her touching, unflinching, share-all memoir, she dives right into that abyss of madness. Having a family history of bipolar (her dad was a gifted concert violinist and suffered from regular bouts of bipolar), Dyane never thought she’d bear the brunt of the same diagnosis.

With the birth of her second…

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