Parenting is tough – but rewarding – to start with. Throw in a chronic condition like RA, and that delicate balance between your self-care and your role as a parent can easily get thrown off. These tips and strategies can help you handle difficult days, manage your energy, and make meaningful memories with your family.
I was recently interviewed for the WebMD article linked below, which gives tips for parenting while living with rheumatoid arthritis. Though the article focuses on RA, many of the tips mentioned would be applicable for other chronic illnesses as well!
I’ve always believed that parents living with chronic illness deserved more recognition and support – its why I started Mamas Facing Forward in the first place! So It’s exciting to see this topic covered by a more mainstream health publication. Hopefully this article will help other parents realize they are not alone – and find their way to us where we can continue supporting them!