There’s a lot of things I want for my kids as they grow into adulthood. Aside from health and happiness, I want them to grow into thoughtful, caring individuals with strong principles and self-confidence. Among the many things I don’t want for them, becoming teenage parents is pretty high on the list.
A 5 week old baby has been hospitalised in Northern NSW after suffering a brain haemorrhage. This condition, called Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding, is routinely prevented by giving babies a vitamin K injection shortly after birth. The parents of this child reportedly refused this injection.
I read your latest piece, called “Don’t let your career make you a bad mother“.
Firstly, I’m sorry to hear that your friend passed away. You say her children spoke at her funeral about what a great mother she was. I think this is to be expected, isn’t it? I mean, that’s what you do when your mum passes away. You speak of how you saw her, as a mother first, regardless of her career. That’s what I did, when my Mum passed.
Sometimes, life throws more at us that anyone could be expected to cope with. I know it’s happened to me; I look back now and wonder how exactly I got past it all.
Kate Shelby went through one of the worst times imaginable; her son’s cancer. Imagine having to go through that on your own. This is her story of where she drew the strength to not only get through an extremely difficult time, but how she regained her sense of self and changed her outlook later on.
Have you met Kate Shelby, from Australian Mum? She’s a blog writer, mother and lover of superheroes in tights. Kate is raising 3 children in Brisbane, QLD. She writes to tell her story and to allow other people to tell theirs. And today, she’s here to tell one of hers.Continue Reading