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How Do I Choose the Best Professional Cleaning Service

Keeping your home clean can be an exhausting task, especially if you have to squeeze it in between the chaos and work and keeping your family in line. And if your life feels like it’s nothing but cleaning and tedious chores, perhaps it’s…

How to Keep Your Pool Clean Without Using Chemicals

The weather is getting hotter and hotter, and if you haven’t done it already, you are probably getting ready to open your pool and start the swimming season. Having a pool in your backyard is wonderful, but it requires quite some effort before you…

8 Ways to Make Food Shopping as a Parent More Bearable

No one is denying children aren’t the gift that keep on giving. But, as a parent, there are just some tasks in day to day adult life that shouldn’t be accompanied by kids. Namely the weekly food shop. Opening yourself up to a world of whining, potential tantrums and…

5 Ways Be a Better Parent If You Are Suffering with Chronic Pain

Mom Explaining to Chronic Pain to Her ChildrenLast fall we decided to take my youngest son out of daycare so that he could stay at home with me during the day.  At first I was nervous because I wasn’t sure how I was going to care for him during the day.  I am thankful that he has started learning how to play independently and can entertain himself for a few minutes.  During those first several weeks, I was so excited and wanted to continue teaching him the things that he was currently learning in daycare.  Things changed dramatically in August/September of 2013, I suddenly started feeling horrible.

Most people with chronic pain has had to find alternative ways to cope with the pain and to function somewhat normally each day.  Chronic pain is referred to as pain that is felt on a daily basis for 6 months or longer.  If you are a parent and suffer from chronic pain, you will learn quickly that you have to alter your lifestyle in order to take care of your children.  For example, I have a hard time picking up my son and holding him while standing up.  I have to explain to him that I can’t hold him unless I am sitting down.  Sometimes he doesn’t understand and sometimes he gets it.

As we all know parenting is very difficult without dealing with ailments, illnesses, or physical disabilities.  I started my blog to help parents and as I started communicating with other families on social media, I quickly discovered that there are alot of families affected by chronic pain.  I wanted to share a few tips to help those suffering from chronic pain realize that they are still a valuable part of the family and can still do things with their children.  Please visit Uplifting Families to continue reading my suggestions and tips to Be a Better Parent Even If You Are Suffering with Chronic Pain.

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