I have been reading “The Power of Meaning: Crafting a life that matters” by writer Emily Esfahani Smith and as I finished I thought that it must be in my top 10 books of all time. This is the 3rd time I have read it, and it does not fail to rekindle an emotional response … More The power of meaning: Crafting a life that matters
It’s been a couple of tough weeks with Mitchell’s sleep pattern all over the place. Although he has a high dose of melatonin to assist his circadian rhythms, every few months he seems to have a patch where he is unable to fall asleep and will become either hyper or aggressive. Or in this case … More Remembering happy times
Over the years while raising Mitchell and Holly I have joined several parent support groups, but for one reason or another, never managed a true sense of belonging. Here is a summary of a few of the groups I have participated in and how I found my home at the complex care group. During Mitchell’s … More How do you find the right ‘support group’ as a parent of a high and complex needs child?
Last Wednesday I got up early to take Mitchell into Starship Hospital for an MRI. He had to be there by 7.15 am, so I was up and in the shower at 5.45. I am NOT a morning person, so this is tough for me – even living sober I have not grown to like … More Why self-care flies out the window …