mental health

So, Have You Thought About Meds For These Times? – Parents Article

Ok, let’s do some real talk here.I’m on psychiatric meds. Have been for a few years now. Two different ones. And they make my life so much better.Like night and day better. Like I forget a dose one time and I totally regret it, because I see how much better it makes my life. Like they work for me so well, that my life is so completely different, that I don’t ever want to go off of them. It’s like…

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Air Display – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

We had an unexpected visitor. A spectacular predator. For a few minutes we had one of nature’s great air displays. Then it was off. That was so lucky. Would have been so easy to miss this. That brings to mind a slightly unsettling thought. How many of us would be missed if suddenly we were gone. Kinda like Marvels Infinity Wars. It’s an even more pertinent thought these strange days. So many of us are undertaking social distancing or full…

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Lose The Guilt & Find Yourself Again – Single Mum, Parents Article

Lose the Guilt & Find Yourself Again “Here we go, again!” I thought, as I rolled my eyes and glared at the large pile of clothes hanging on my arm. A million thoughts ran through my mind, as I headed inside the small dressing room. Is this even going to fit? So, what if it does? You’re not going to buy it. The kids will probably need shoes soon. Shouldn’t I spend this money on extra groceries? Won’t Christmas be coming along before…

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Breathe – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

And breathe…. count to 10 and breathe again. More and more countries go into lockdown. We are surrounded by lands where schools have been closed. Meanwhile here in England our leaders give interviews only to carefully selected media supporters. Even the Chief Medical Officer gives an interview to a right wing newspaper. On the off chance you just might want to find out what our top medical person has to say on the crisis then you have to pay for…

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Prophecy – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Colour slowly returning to the garden. Sadly just in time for the next weather blasting. Just so predictable…. A few years back our son had a wonderful medical expert who did an awful lot for him. Just before retirement I remember the experts prophecy. To paraphrase Our country’s support for kids like yours is nothing short of a disgrace. Sadly if you think that the support he gets now is patchy and insufficient, well just wait a few years. It’s…

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Under stress – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

It’s March and finally most of the daffodils are just starting to emerge. Let’s hope the weather is kind to them. Sadly the early blooms didn’t last too long. Three storms in as many weeks proved too much for them. They weren’t the only thing that the storms have put under stress. My sleeping is poor at the best of times. But with the constant wind and rain slamming into the house my sleeping has become even more erratic. It’s…

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Unwanted anniversary – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The way forward is sometimes difficult under foot. Another storm is heading our way. Storm Jorge. The world news is grim and unremittingly depressing. Definitely no solace at school. Son scored 14 out of 15 in his Drama spelling test. The one he got wrong was Unferth. Unferth is a warrior who opposes Beowulf. It’s not a word he’s likely to use much in life. I am so pleased with son. I wouldn’t have got 14 and I’m not dyslexic.…

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Sliding – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

So far Storm Dennis has been ok with us. So many have had it far worse than ourselves. Last time I looked there was over 560 flood warnings. Many houses are already underwater. So so sad and it’s happening more frequently. Sometimes having a messy, pet wrecked garden helps. It’s makes it less obvious when a storm strikes. So as I surveyed the increased mess zone something caught my eye. Unbelievably during yesterday’s weather hammering two daffodils had decided to…

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Cut To The Quick – When Talking Cutting Turns To Being Cut – Single Dad, Parents Article

I’m a writer.  Not the kind of person who has to have blood, sweat, and tears come out just to put out a single sentence out onto a page.  While I will edit what I write, I do not struggle with writing or the writing process.  I have a voice, and I like to use it.  As a blogger, I get the opportunity to put my voice out into the community quite often.  And I have a variety of topics…

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Single Mum Solo Vacay – Koh Lipe – Single Mum, Parents Article

Julia Hasche is a blogger, podcast host, author and mentor for single parents. She became a single mother in 2013 when her daughter was just a few months old, and created Single Mother Survival Guide in 2016 to assist newly single mothers in all things they may need to know about. It aims to inform single mothers on relevant issues, support single mothers on their journey, inspire them, and motivate them to create the happy single mother life that…

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