Melissa Guida-Richards, Mental Health Blogger
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Melissa Guida-Richards is a twenty-five-year-old stay at home mom to two beautiful boys, that are ages two and one. In her spare time, she writes picture books and women’s fiction that include elements of mental health.  Her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Criminal Justice allow her an educated in addition to a personal perspective on the often sensitive topics on her blog.

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Her blog, Spoonie-Mama.com is a safe place for mothers to read about honest experiences with motherhood, adoption, and chronic illness. She has been published on several sites including The Mighty, Spoonie Author’s Network,  Adoptees Stories Connect, and soon, Motherly. She also appears on the podcast, Invisible Not Broken, in an interview with over 6,000 views about her mental health journey.

Q What is your follower count?

At five foot one, I am a firm believer in tiny but mighty. My social media presence grows stronger every day.

Followers:

Twitter- 677
Instagram- 328
Facebook- 53

Q How can I contact you?

You can use the contact form on this page. :)

Q What made you start blogging?

Honestly? I needed a hobby. I was drowning with two children under two years old, and I felt lost. I live in a small town, far away from family, and I had basically become a mom zombie living my life completely devoted to my two kids.

I found myself opening up on my blog and soon was able to connect to a bunch of other great people. The internet can be scary but its also a great place to meet people who are also struggling with mental health and chronic illness.

Q When did you start blogging?

I originally started in March of 2016 with a free WordPress blog. I quit a few weeks in and didn't come back until March of 2018 and I've been writing ever since.

Q What post has generated the most interest?

On my personal blog, without a doubt, it's my post: 9 Reasons Why Adoptees Hate Birthdays.

http://spoonie-mama.com/index.php/2018/03/10/9-reasons-why-adoptees-hate-birthdays/

Or original post that appeared also on The MIghty garnered over 600 likes on that site.

http://spoonie-mama.com/index.php/2018/07/25/what-demi-lovatos-relapse-means-to-a-fellow-bipolar-woman/

Q Where do you want to take your blog?

ideally, I would love to gain more subscribers and really just open up a dialogue about mental health, adoption, and chronic pain. Most of the parenting blogs I see focus on the funny, cute and common parenting problems that all parents face. Which is great, but I want to help parents like me who have different kind of challenges.

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