“You so totally rock, Squirt!”

Some days it is hard to keep strong, especially when people ignore you when you write to them or when they try to skirt round it like it doesn’t matter. It can feel very lonely, especially when you are stuck on the outside, unable to enter. Even more so when others can go in so easily. It is exhausting. Many parents… Continue reading “You so totally rock, Squirt!”

Struggling to care…

Years ago I would read “inspirational” stories of carers and be in awe of how much of themselves they devoted to another person. I would read of their struggles, the hospital stays, the sleepless nights, the physical and emotional strain and the total willingness with which they did everything and know that I was not reading… Continue reading Struggling to care…

Parent or carer?

The baby and toddler years are hard. Very few people will dispute that. Most of us admit to a little relief when our little darlings can feed themselves, take themselves off to the toilet, play quietly in their room, get themselves out of the bath  and, most blissful of all, when they can get themselves… Continue reading Parent or carer?