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.
Your child's behaviour is NOT a reflection of your parenting skills. Now, let that sink in for a minute.... It sounds a bit like a cop out, right? Maybe it sounds like those new age parents that let their kids run free and "coddle" them. For a long time we have been...read more
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...read more
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...read more
One thing that almost any parent of a preschooler will be aware of, is how they are gripping their pencil. Now, let me start by saying that this is not something that develops overnight. It takes time, a concentrated effort and multiple developmental skills lining up...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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