Summer Holidays 1/3 Done!!

Surviving the summer holidays

Yes that’s right we have come out the other side one third of the holidays under our belts. Now don’t get me wrong our babies are only little for such a short space of time but when you are chronically ill or battling mental health issues it can be so daunting. It was scary for me because of both of those reasons but this is my first summer holidays to contend with as Ra-Ra hadn’t started school till last year so having two kids at home for me was normal, but now I want to do things she will get things out of.

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Surviving the Summer Holidays one week at a time!

Surviving the Summer Holidays

So we have had the first week of the summer holidays over and done with and this one was the easy week where 00Steve and family have been around to help out or make days out easier. I figured each week I would write about what we have done and hopefully give you some ideas. Even if you aren’t in the same area as me it may give you inspiration for local areas you have.

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Buttony Bear – The Bear with a Button Stoma

Buttony Bear - the bear with a button stoma

Buttony Bear or as Ra-Ra calls him Button Bear is a beautiful little bear much like the famous Steiff bears that I coveted badly as a child. These bears are perfect to offer comfort to predominantly children who are going in for surgery and can be scared. The idea of this bear having a stoma just like they will allows them to feel less alone.

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Children’s Mental Health

Mental Health in Children is important too

A few months ago Ra-Ra’s school sent home a little story for us to read to help reinforce what they had been learning about positive mental health in children. It is called “Unique the Unicorn”; they wanted us to read it as a bedtime story and ask her what she thought made each family member special. I have included the story in case you wondered what it was.

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Periods after Sterilisation

Periods after sterilisation

Nobody really talks about periods after being sterilised and I thought I can’t be alone in the fact it has changed so dramatically. Recently my period was over a week late, my breasts were incredibly sore, I had no appetite and to most women this would be a sign that they are pregnant. Even though after Button was born I got sterilised;it didn’t stop the irrational part of my brain thinking “oh my god what if the sterilisation didn’t work?”.

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