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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Being an Inpatient and being a Parent

being an inpatient and being a parent

Now my Little Lady doesn’t find it anything new, mummy going to see doctors and even being an inpatient in hospital. Even though she is definitely not a fan of me going in it has some perks for her – I always get her some crap from the hospital shop and she gets to “look after daddy” by staying in my bed. But she was nearly 2 by the time I started being admitted regularly so she had a bit of understanding, whereas Button doesn’t have any; he cries when he hears my voice on the phone and doesn’t understand why he can see me when I video call but I’m not actually there. This is the longest I have ever been away from him or them both together. Read more

Toucan Boxes For Children Of Chronically Sick Parents

toucan boxes for children with chronically sick parents

As much as we all love our children sometimes we just don’t have the energy to play with them or do something educational. I know I have resorted to letting the tablet or TV sort of parent Ra-Ra and it really saddens me that even after my surgery I have had those days. But recently I have found out about Toucan boxes.. Read more

Being Sick Isn’t A Competition

being sick isn't a competition

This post is for all the parents who don’t give up when they are ill, the schoolkids who refuse to fail, the employed who for themselves would prefer to stay that way but are made to feel they aren’t as ill as others because they are unable too do these things. That definitely reads like as song by Fallout Boy or the like doesn’t it? No not every chronically sick person feels it is a competition to who is the sickest, well practically none really as we are all fighting our own fight. But that doesn’t stop the odd negative sod ruining it for the rest of the community.

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