a Mom and Parenting When You Have a
Chronic Illness or Disability
you have yet to decide whether to be a parent,
or you have three children all grown, you
probably have spent some time wondering
about the affect of your illness on your
child (or child-to-someday-be).
Although the limitations of illness can
be devastating, there are many, many people
who have shared that becoming a parent was
worth it all: the stares as you parked in
a disabled parking spot and then got out
the stroller, the times you had to watch
by the sidelines instead of participating,
or that school play that you missed because
you were recovering from surgery.
Unfortunately, there aren't a great deal
of resources out there for families dealing
with chronic illness or the young woman
who is concerned about how she will lift
a child, or the father who is an emotional
wreck because he can't throw a ball with
his son. We have just recently began
to take a closer look at parenting and
we hope that you will enjoy what we have
collected so far.
A multitude of resources for the family
and the child.
Excellent parenting DVD available based
on a workshop Rest Ministries founder,
Lisa, attended. Excellent! They equip
and support Christian churches, enabling
them to meet the needs of families in
their congregations. Their resources have
been developed to help Christian churches
understand the value in discipling Christians
in all areas, raising up and inspiring
Christians in congregations to disciple
one another in the most important ministry
we will ever have, our family!
Moms in Touch
A Christian mom organization for moms
who want to pray together for their children.
questions? Visit Christiananswers.com
for all kinds of answers for the questions
your kids may ask to why God allows suffering
to should spanking be part of discipline.
You'll find lots of great information.
have two daughters and I no longer
drive so it becomes difficult to
get them from here to there-- and
it has becomes embarrassing to me.
Parenting is a whole different deal
once you have a diagnoses of a chronic
illness. For ten years we've been
trying to find a doctor who could
say anything other than "Have
you seen a psychiatrist yet?"
When the diagnosis came in, everything
changed. My whole parenting strategy
has had to change to counteract the
difference in my family's feelings.
This has been difficult because I
still am the Mom and they are the
children. My favorite saying to my
oldest daughter is, 'Not the Mommy.'"
Site of Moms Who Live with Illness and Blog About
Mothering from Day to Day
This mom of 2 children has been married for sixteen
years and has lived with fibromyalgia and chronic
fatigue syndrome for fifteen years. She enjoys
helping other moms with mothering day to day while
managing symptoms from chronic illnesses.
Ideas for Parents Who Are Ill
Resources When You Have An Illness or Disability
after Infertility Ministries
support ministry for those who have suffered
through the heartache of infertility and/or
loss and are now blessed to be called Mom.
Whether you became a Mom through the gift
of adoption, by a miracle pregnancy and
birth, or if you are a foster Mom, PAI offers
a safe place for you to share your joy and
seek support from other moms.
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