Welcome! My name is Angela Bickford, and I’m the mom and blogger behind The Bickford Five.
Our goal at The Bickford Five is to bring you no-fluff, real-life, this-is-how-it-really-is posts. We want to share our life with those that have followed us from conception – literally – and those that are just hearing about us.
Here, you’ll get to know each of The Bickford Five and learn how we navigate the chaos of our lives. You’ll read posts about mental illness, life after loss, parenting special needs children, every day life at Casa Bickford, and learn how to find the joy in your specific circumstances. We’ll have some fun Baking with the Bickfords, honest conversations, and just navigate the chaos of life in general.
But it won’t be as fun without you! So whether you’re a parent, someone that has experienced a loss, a person affected by mental illness, or someone who loves a special needs child, or just someone who loves to keep it real, we know our blog with resonate with you.
So who are we? For now, I’ll share a bit about myself and our journey, and then we’ll introduce you more to all of The Bickford Five in time.
Ever heard of the word multi-potentialite? That’s me! Always learning, always going. As a business owner, writer, editor, marketer, and social media lover, I have had the opportunity to be involved in many things. Having been out of the game for several years, I’m excited to be back! In my down time, I enjoy spending time with my husband (when we can), reading, baking, and sleeping. I’m a fierce animal lover with a herd at home. In fact, my husband is always getting on my case (in a nice way) about trying to save the world. What can I say?
Here’s a little more history. Craig and I got married in 2007. We knew we wanted a family, and after three years of infertility, endured a high-risk triplet pregnancy. After bedrest and a premature birth, we lost Carter at 49 days old. Braden & Tenley survived, and although each have their own difficulties, they’re amazing kids!
But our life is about surviving and learning to be okay with the chaos. It’s about finding the joy in our circumstances. Even when anxiety and depression creep in. Or the difficulties that continue after prematurity rear their ugly head. And even when we celebrate a milestone no one would think twice about. That’s why we blog. It’s why we share the good, bad, funny, and sad.
Want to learn more about us? We’d love for you to subscribe to the blog. You can also read past posts, or check out my book, Beating Bed Rest. There’s not much time for freelance endeavors in my life right now, and I’m okay with that, so we’ll take this pretty slow.