Tag Archives: asking the right questions

You don’t get to decide what hurts

words hurt

One thing that I have learned since I started blogging is that for every post telling you not to do something, there is just as many posts telling you to go for it.  There are posts telling you to lighten up and posts telling you to write with more feeling.  There are posts telling you to stop writing for free, and there are posts telling you that accepting payment is the worst thing you can do.  Then there is everyone in between who is just trying to make sense of it all.  A few weeks ago a post did the rounds which said that all Mommy blogs sucked.  This isn’t a new thing.  Traditional media hates on digital media, including blogs on a regular basis.  This post in particular though stung a little too much.  Maybe it stung a little too much because it came from inside the ranks.  Or just maybe it stung a little too much because the writer used her own experience to tar an entire blogging community.

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Why I’m investigating my son’s quirks

quirks

Mr 6 has had a rocky relationship with sleep since he was 2 years old.  Before that he was the perfect sleeper.  I was that smug Mum who thought that because I was following the rules, my baby was sleeping.  In my quest, I wanted to know why, not just sit back and accept that he just had trouble with sleep.

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Important Life Lessons

During one of my many inpatient stays in 2007 one of the nurses sat me down to share with me his Life Lessons.  I am so glad that he wrote them down as there was no way that I was in the right frame of mind to take it on board.  Times like this I’m also glad I am a bit of a hoarder so I still have the book it is written in.

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Life Insurance and Mental Health

life insurance, mental illness

*The following post is brought to you by Life Insurance Comparison.*

Many people fear that having a mental health condition will mean that they are automatically turned down for life insurance cover. Unlike health insurance, life insurance is not community rated. This means that insurers can charge different premiums according to factors. These factors include medical history, age, gender and lifestyle. How can this relate to mental health conditions, in particular?

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