Monthly Archives: October 2018

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(Not) Easy like a Sunday morning

By | 2018-10-16T09:36:50+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Categories: cerebral palsy, disability, easy, family, weekend|

What is easy about a weekend? I often get that Monday feeling on a Friday afternoon. It marks the start of me juggling the expectations and responsibilities. The struggle to rest, relax, have family time and 24/7 care. The Commodores classic 1970’s hit song, Easy like a Sunday morning, was a song on a jazz [...]

Dear Professionals…

By | 2018-10-16T09:38:00+00:00 October 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dear Professionals, I’m not sure where to start because there are so many of you. Maybe you’re one of the many therapists (OT, PT, SALT) who collude and agree when it’s best to meet and then ask I adhere to your agreed date and time. Please know, I’m grateful for your input, skills and knowledge. [...]

Children shouldn’t come first

By | 2018-10-03T15:27:36+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Categories: exhaustion, family, Mother of child with special needs, parenting|

I’ve heard it said, that children come first. We say it in lots of different ways; ‘It's the kids that matter.’ ‘You need to do what’s best for the children.’ Although I am passionate about the rights of children and their well-being, in our family at least, children don't come first. I have come to see [...]