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.
Because this is so important and I don't want you to leave this post without getting to the juicy bit, I'm going to start with what I see as the Top 7 Benefits of Listening to your Child: You are modelling good listening. If you want your child to listen to you, they...read more
As a first time parent you are anxious for your child's first word. Will it be mumma? Will it be dadda? (It was dadda for both of mine) What you don't realise in those early stages of parenting is that all the hard work that you put into teaching your child to speak,...read more
In recent times it seems like parents are constantly ferrying their kids to one activity or another. This can be even more apparent if your child is attending regular medical appointments or therapy sessions. Whether it's physio/physical therapy, occupational...read more
Dear Lovebug, Yesterday we saw your paediatrician….again. It was far from your first visit, and given the outcome, it will be far from your last. You see, yesterday you were finally given a new label. It’s official, you have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum...read more
I'm sure I'm not the only parent who is frustrated by how much energy and effort it can take to get your child to clean up. I mean, they played with the damn toys, why the hell can't they just clean up! It seems like a really simple request, right? It's not like we're...read more
Let me paint you a picture.... Your kids have been at Kindy for a term already, and you have excitedly been waiting for that moment where you will get to go in and be on "Mummy Roster". You imagine in your head how much fun it's going to be watching your children...read more
Just this morning, I had one of those conversations that, you immediately know, are going to help develop the character of your child. My 4 year old son lied to me. Now, that's not in any way astounding when you consider his age. 4 year olds "lie". Sometimes it's not...read more
Recently, while going through an introductory meeting with the twins potential school for next year, it solidified for me, just how much we have been through as a family in the past 4 years. Sometimes when you're in the trenches, you are just...read more
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