Welcome to the newsletters catch up page!
Whether you are new to the newsletter, have missed a few or have only just discovered I’ve sent you loads but they went to your spam (damn you google filters!!), its great to see you.
These are the dates, titles and links for newsletters in the past.
If there is ever a topic that you would like me to address please just comment in the space below and I will try my best to address it in a future newsletter or you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Much love from Our Altered Life to yours, Charlie xx
5th August 2021 – When friends complain
12th August 2021 – The lie we wear
19th August 2021 – Making time for siblings
26th August 2021 – The mistake I made raising Oliver (This is the first time I have ever shared this publicly)
3rd September 2021 – Back to school blues
9th September 2021 – It wasn’t your fault
16th September 2021- Talking to your partner
23rd September 2021 – The hatred I felt
30th September 2021 – 3 things I told myself
7th October 2021 – Now that I understand..a poem about a child I never expecte
14th October – Who am I now??
21st October – Why you blame yourself
28th October – Marie is a bitch!! (self talk)
4th November – Feeling jealous of friends
11th November – You are not a victim
18th November – The book that changed me
25th `November – The words that changed your life
16th December – Christmas isnt always jolly
6th January – The year hasn’t started as I’d hoped
13th January – I didn’t want my son to be his Brothers carer
20th January – I’d love to write a newsletter for YOU
26th January – I’m sick of justifying myself
When I was in my late teens, I met a girl who was hit by a drunk driver when she was around 10. She was left a quadriplegic. She had the best outlook.
When I would complain about my back pain that was quite bad, (I had scoliosis with 3 major back surgeries), I would feel guilty to complain. If I slipped in front of Bonnie and complained, I would feel horrible and apologize. She told me to never apologize for how I was feeling because everyone’s pain is their own. I never forgot that.
When a friend would complain of a sore back to me from a day at work or something 🙄 and apologize because mine was definitely worse, I would remember what Bonnie said to me and repeat that they shouldn’t deny their pain in from of me because everyone’s pain is legit their own and I understood.
I feel like this is similar to what we go through with our boys with lack of sleep, tantrums, behaviors etc. I complain with my fellow autism moms who truly “get it” and just smile at people who complain about their typical kids or worse people who DON’T even have kids yet and complain about their exhaustion. 😂
Love this Elisa. Thanks so much for sharing and you are so right. My Auntie used to say “Theres no pain in the arse like my pain in the arse” and she just meant that we can only live with our own struggles and that they didn’t diminish in the presence of others. I did laugh at your last line too! Cx
I truly think your emails are wonderful and enjoy reading them so much !
You are inspiring.
And whatever way life takes you your boys happiness and self love will always be your greatest achievement!