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One Year On

One Year On

This blog post contains trigger warnings so please consider this before reading on. It's been one year since a suicide attempt found my eldest spawn admitted to hospital. I can't say things are better - just different. There haven't been any further attempts which is progress, but the constant monitoring, worrying about mood and diet changes, and the recent introduction of medication has made this a very long and exhausting year. I don't really know what else to say about it. It's just what my reality is now. There is no going back.  We can more info

Writing

Writing

Something that always seems to take a back seat during crises and situations that our family has been through lately, is writing. When it comes to family, nothing is more important, and as a parent, you give up everything for family. But going through the last few months has also helped me realise that to be strong enough to support everyone else, you need to take time for yourself. So in the quiet moments after the kids go to bed and occasionally over my morning cup of tea, I'm writing again. I have no idea more info

Progress

Progress

This blog post contains trigger warnings so please consider this before reading on. The eldest spawn has been out of hospital for a little over a week, has only had 3 incidents where she's shut down and been unable to communicate, and has connected with her new counsellor. In this new reality we have to live, that's progress. If you, or someone you know needs any kind of help or support, please contact the following organisations as soon as possible. Don't wait. US: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ AU: http://suicidepreventionaust.org/ UK: http://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/suicide.php Until next week, MM xx more info

Take Some Time Out

Take Some Time Out

Last week I had one particularly trying day with my children. Spawn #3 cut his school shirt, shorts, and fringe for a start. Then I had to take all three to a music store full of obviously expensive, obviously breakable things to buy a flute for Spawn #2. Spawn #1 kicked things off by auditioning for egotist of the year - she asked at least 20 times if she could go into the other room to look at sheet music when she was told several times that there was another customer more info

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