Managing Motherhood Life When Unwell
OR When You Can’t See the Woods for the Trees.
Today’s podcast is with Australian-New Zealander Catherine Sylvester, speaking about a very difficult time in her life when she was so unwell she couldn’t function as a mother like she wanted to. It was like she couldn’t see the woods for the trees. Catherine shares some of her story, describing the lessons she learnt about managing motherhood life when unwell.
While it’s not a pretty story, good things did happen. Catherine learnt to be patient, and she also chose to be kind to herself when things felt pretty grim. She says, “It’s very difficult not to feel as though I missed two years of my girls’ lives.
Take it from Catherine: Managing motherhood life when unwell is difficult, but not impossible!
The Treasuring Mothers podcast is made possible with the generous assistance of the Community Broadcasting Foundation.
Listen to Catherine Sylvester share her earlier story about the struggle she had to even become a mother. >> (opens in a new tab)”>Repeated miscarriage is the pits! >>>
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Show Notes: What Catherine Did
- With the help of her doctor, she re-assessed her meds
- Took time to work on her physical health – a “clean green” diet. Really great nutrition made so much difference.
- Moved to a new location.
- Regularly wrote down her issues, so she could be clear about what was happening. This helped her make some plans about what to do.
- Chose to have space from her children. And not feel guilty about it.
- Gave herself permission to be different to others around her.
- There is always something you can do to change it up