I was wondering if any of you could share tips on managing a household while living with multiple physical and or cognitive disabilities. I'm a stay at home wife and mother of 3 (4 If you count my husband ).
This would be in regards to any general task or situation that has to do with home and family.
I do as much on-line as I possibly can. I get my groceries delivered once a week, so only milk might run out, but other then that I'm covered. On a good day, or better day, make extra of what ever you are cooking so that you have a ready made meal on the nights you're not up to dealing with it. Plus of course, child number 4 could bung it in the oven if need be. Small changes, if you can afford it, maybe a Rumba so that you don't have to vacuum every day, One small load, or big with the size of your family, of laundry a day, rather then one day doing all the laundry which is more taxing. Try to break everything down to bite sized pieces, and after each chore, take 5-20 minute breaks to recharge for the next one. xx
It's not easy. You have to take ine day at a time. I always say...there's always tomorrow. I can't do a lot of things I used to do. If I can't find help, it don't get done til I do. Like today I was having a good day so I decided to go to Kohls for some X-mas shopping. I was there 1 1/2 hrs and now I'm done for the day if not more. My feet are on fire and tingling terribly. My back hurts so bad I almost couldn't get in my car. Thank god for the handicap parking. I'm resting with the ice pack on my back and heating pad on my legs. Not cooking dinner tonight. If the husband doesn't want to cook he cn order a pizza! So you see, we fibros just can't do it all anymore. We need help. Still waiting to hear back from disability.