Being young and married usually comes with an expectation that children will follow. I’m going to be honest, in those first couple of years after darling’s diagnosis, I felt pretty unsteady in my own capabilities to manage being a caregiver and a mother.
I’m guessing that you may be here because you’re contemplating having children yourself. Maybe you’re a caregiver, or someone with a chronic illness. Maybe not. Maybe you’re just curious about how and why someone living a “caregiving life” would choose to have children.
Well, this is our parenthood story – and it belongs to us.
My father had dementia and I was his caregiver. Here’s what I wish I had known
In 2007, I was suddenly plunged into the role of caregiver for my then 75-year-old father, who had vascular dementia. His short-term memory was...