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Raising kids with chronic health conditions and developmental delays can add a lot of stress to an already stressful job. Part of blogging for me is to help deal with and process this stress, encourage others to help their children thrive and possibly connect with some other Serious Mummas out there.

The Impact of “The Emotional Load”

The other day someone in a group I'm part of on Facebook asked if it's normal to feel completely drained and over emotional on a day where you have doctors visits, even if you actually get good results. I related so very much to that question. And it got me thinking...

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Grown Ups Need Calm Down Corners Too!

This week the twins are back at Kindy, and…. Honestly it is a bit of a relief. Thankfully this time around I took my own advice about What I’ll Do Differently Next School Holidays. There was definitely more down time, and not as much “busyness”. We also managed to...

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Why Struggles Are So Important for Kids

Yesterday I posted an article about "Lawnmower Parents" on my Facebook Page. According to the article, Lawnmower Parents are parents who mow down any obstacle even before the child encounters one. One paragraph that really resonated with me was: "But in raising...

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Splashing in Puddles: A Forgotten Pleasure

Sometimes it really is the simple things in life that give us pleasure. Back at the end of June, it was a rainy afternoon when I had to go and pick up my daughter from her educational development program. Now, as many of you know, doing school pickup when it's raining...

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Lunchbox Love Notes – Includes FREE Printable

If you've been reading my blog for any time, you are most likely aware that Mr & Miss 4 both suffer from a little separation anxiety. I've previously clued you in our Love Connections, and how they have helped the kids handle being separated from me.   I wanted to...

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Love Connections & Separation Anxiety

You know that sound.... The one that shoots straight through your heart..... Your child screaming and crying for you as you turn your back and leave, hiding your own tears. And no matter how many times you tell yourself that it's important for them to separate from...

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What I’ll Do Differently Next School Holidays

Most kids in our area went back to school today. Mine are headed back tomorrow, and frankly, I'm really looking forward to that. Now, don't get me wrong I have had a helluva lot of fun with the kids these past 2 weeks, and we have really spent some quality time...

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