On Tuesday as New Zealand moved to Alert Level 1, I dropped Mitchell off at school for the first time since lockdown began in March. He has been home for 12 weeks – without school and without anytime at Wilson Centre for respite. Plus, as you have been reading we have been very short of … More Reflecting on lockdown with a high and complex needs child
Tuesday 5 May – Day 41 Another day flying solo without any caregivers. These are the days where I go to the pantry to look for comfort. Blah. Enough said. Still no signs of the DVD player for Mitch from The Warehouse, Phil’s beard trimmer and I hoped my scrapbooking goodies might arrive today. But … More Lockdown Life – Days 41-45
A couple of weeks ago we were delighted to be able to attend our niece, Rachel’s wedding. It took place at Black Walnut Venue near Omokoroa. It was a stunning day, she was a beautiful bride and the day was really special. Rachel had worked as a carer with Mitchell a few years ago while … More Making choices that make you feel ‘guilty’?
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?