After being tagged by @prymface along with several others for tonights #youngmumschat (which I bailed on as still not well enough to try keep up with the banter) I decided to
stalk investigate those who where mentioned in the tag with me.
One who stood out most was/is @msmummyoftwo whos blog had me in tears, I’ve been uber emotional the past few days seeing as my meds aren’t mixing well with this flu and thus not staying down – which obviuosly has me almost “relapsing” as such – but even if this weren’t the case I’m certain I’d still have needed a tissue or two.
Chelsea’s blog made me think (I know what you’re about to say. Don’t…) and led me to google, my best friend, to see if there wasn’t perhaps a forum for mums who have been diagnosed with ABC or XYZ and couldn’t find any. I thought perhaps my googling skills are slacking so I changed tactic, and then the realisation struck me: there are very few mums diagnosed with anything who blog about dealing with their issues while raising healthy children.
There are tons of parenting forums out there, hell I used to belong to most of them at some point but the keywords here are used to. See the thing is that all these forums branch into little groups right? And the mums who raise children with differences always have their little place to chat, as do single parents, single dads, baby wearing mums, white mums raising ethnic children yada yada yada… But what about us mums who are different and raise “normal” kids?
A few questions come to mind:
1) are mums with issues simply too scared to be out there due to what others might say or think
2) are there only a handful of us and that’s why it’s so rare to come across
3) not so much a question as a thought… This would make a GREAT article to get published, rewritten and edited a lot of course (and if anyone thieves it I shall hunt you down seeing as I need an article published for my 24 before 25 list)
Oh, I found this stunning blogpost titled I married an aspie written by a husband about his wife/mother of his kids who is an aspie, as much as I am okay with the fact that I’ll probably end up that crazy cat lady on an island somewhere it would be the bees knees to be with a man like this.
Mum (or dad for that matter) with a special twist? Aspie, biopolar, add, ms, blind, deaf, frigging blue in colour… Let me know… I’m really REALLY interested.
Not one but know one or simply have a say? Well go on… You know how to comment