If you do find these extra few hours in your week or month, shouldn’t you be using them to spend more quality time with your family? The answer is no.
Caregiver burnout is something many parents of children with special or additional needs face every day. Let's talk: what causes it & how to prevent it.
Anticipatory grief: "A feeling of grief occurring before an impending loss." The grief process I wanted to describe started just after Matthew was born.
Money was causing massive stress. I thought if I could get more, I'd fix so many problems as the mum of a medically complex child. So I looked for answers
My friends compare this community to the Hunger Games. Our 'unlucky' drawcard landed us together. We need our community & the odds to ever be in our favour.
You've heard of PTSD - what about Post Traumatic Growth? It changed my life with a child with a life limiting condition & made me functional when he passed.
These are Luke and I's sleep tips to cope with being in hospital. Matthew was in hospital 50% of the time, Sleep is super important to cope with everything life as a parent of a medically fragile child can throw at you.
The first thing to know about connecting with a friend when they have lost their child, is that everyone is different. Loosing a child is most people's worst nightmare. So when they know someone has lost their's it can be difficult to know how to reach out. Everyone is different. You know this. Every person … Continue reading 10 Ways to Connect With Your Friend After They Have Lost Their Child
This Christmas wouldn't be in hospital. I suddenly knew why some people hate Christmas. I could be depressed, or I could focus on the good.
Doing many admissions with Matthew, exercise in the hospital was the only option. Special needs mum's need to take care of themselves & exercise is a great step!