Special Needs Parents & Hot Marriage Secrets? Are you crazy? I can see the mum now, totally worn out, hasn't thought about dressing up & going out in months. "My marriage hasn't been hot since our honeymoon. Let alone since our special needs child was born." Sure, and you're not alone. Marriage Breakdown as Special … Continue reading Special Needs Parents – Hot Marriage Secrets
Relocating for our medically complex child was never just about him. It was never just about Matthew. Between having the idea and actually moving, was around 6 - 8 weeks. Such a strange thing to happen, living in your big beautiful home that you once picked out the colours, tap ware and furnishings for. Then … Continue reading Relocating for our Medically Complex Child
I don't have time to think about nutrition. It's not possible to do mental health & nutrition for special needs mums! I have heard it literally hundreds of times. I was the same for the first few years of Matthew's life. But something has to give. How prepared are you for the cost of not … Continue reading Mental Health & Nutrition for Special Needs Mums
Quit now and ignore it all right?That list is impossible.Well managing caring is trade-offs, but a with some work, trial and error, you can keep your priorities straight. When Matthew came along, I was running a fledgling bookkeeping practice, from home. I had started it so I didn't have to go back and work admin … Continue reading Managing caring, the siblings, husband, household and working on the side.
Flying with a medically fragile and disabled child is a unique and sometimes tricky experience. Matthew made a few flights. I will say, it takes a few more steps than organising your average trip. We made the effort to make it happen, and I am so glad we did. Matthew saw 4 different Australian states, … Continue reading Flying with a Medically Fragile Child
For me as a special needs mum, the feelings of anger, frustration, loneliness and isolation were definitely part of every admission, even at times every stint at home. Sometimes even more so. I am discovering more and more how that effected me during Matthew's life. I knew they effected me, but the time to really … Continue reading A Special Needs Mum beating the isolation