Supplements for energy? Unless we make changes to the sleep we get, exercise we do, the stress we feel or what we put in our body nothing changes
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.
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!
Being referred to palliative care for a child can be terrifying, but actually their roll is to help their patients & families get the most out of life.
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
I never considered before what dealing with death after I lost Matthew would be like. It's Father's day.Today I am mourning another little person gone too soon. I absolutely 100% knew dealing with death of children close to me would happen. But I didn't know how it was going to affect me. Another blow Yesterday … Continue reading Dealing with Death – after you have lost a Child
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
The day I realised that being a 'Special Needs Mum' was part of my identity was an interesting moment. I was on the other side of the world, in Cleveland, Ohio. I had packed myself up and taken myself to the other side of the world, to work on me. To learn from someone that … Continue reading Not Just a Special Needs Mum – Getting Yourself Back
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
Anxiety is part of my journey as a grieving mum. It is new an unfamiliar, just like learning to live with the death of my child. Today I went to a kids indoor climbing place with a playground on the side. Luke took us there with our 3 1/2 year old Mackenzie, to get out … Continue reading Processing Anxiety as a Grieving Mum