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Parenting When Ill

Parenting is hard enough spans when you add in a motor dad who is REALLY tired all the time, and sore, and ill it can feel overwhelming. Plus the guilts stein that you still aren't doing enough! Here awesome of our favorite pins on parenting when ill. Watch http://illnessbooks.com for a new book for moms who are ill by Lisa Copen.

IF YOU ARE A CHRONICALLY ILL MOM, ERASE THE GUILT THIS SUMMER! Print out our Parenting Creed for Ill Moms and Dads to remind yourself that you don't have to have the perfect vacation or do every activity on Pinterest to give your kiddos a good summer.

A mom looks at the life of her children growing up with her having cancer. She reflects on how it changed her family and how it must change other families too.

People at Children's Hospital - great explainer video for parents to share with kids about the people they will meet at a children's hospital.

Chemotherapy- explanation for kids

Make a pretend "Doctor Kit" in a bag using items you already have at home! (at Sister's Suitcase)

Download Pixi The Magical Mask Storybook.Great book to help children understand the use of a CPAP Mask. #ChildLife #ChildLifeSpecialist #Kids #Parenting

Are you considering having a baby and yet you have a lot of questions because you are also chronically ill? This e-book has hundreds of questions to ask, many for your medical team, from the time you are considering it, to the questions to ask about your labor and delivery. Great resource with practical tips! Amazon $2.99 #pregnancy #illness #highrisk

In case we needed more guilt... Adolescents whose parents suffer from chronic pain may be more likely to develop ongoing pain too — especially if the parent tends to catastrophise pain, according to new research. --Don't take it personally but do mine observant of your child. You--or your child--may need additional help, whether it be therapy or just more awareness. I have been told by my sins principal to "hide my pain" right after a surgery. I know it is an awful feeling, just do your best :)

Undivided Mom is a devotional ebook for any mom who wants to mother with a vision, with a purpose and for God's glory, and through His strength. This post gives a sneak peek into her book and a special discount code available now!

As parents we do all we can to try to give our children routine, balance and a feeling of safety but when a major medical crisis occurs or even a typical surgery, and your child is stressed, school administrators can quickly assume you are a poor-woe-is-me-parent who needs to start hiding the pain from your kiddos. Great discussion of moms sharing their experiences and alternative ideas for administrators. #parenting #chronicillness #invisibleillness #illness #disability

"Becoming a Mother makes you realize you can do almost anything" Very true for those moms who are chronically ill...

The Purpose of Pain: Should I Have a Baby (or get a puppy) When Chronically Ill? Blog with small review of Lisa's book as well, great thoughts on the decision to parent...

I Was Pregnant When I Learned I Had Parkinson's Disease

Raising Kids when You're Bedridden with Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

resources on being a parent with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PPD, and more

Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood international