Arthritis Research Canada: Parenting With Arthritis

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Parenting With Arthritis

Eileen Davidson could barely hold her son when he wasn’t even two years old. It hurt too much. Her body felt weak and her mind was in turmoil. Daily life became intolerable with unrelenting fatigue and intense pain.

Not alone

Catherine Backman, a senior scientist of rehabilitation at Arthritis Research Canada, has examined the impact of arthritis on motherhood and said Davidson is not alone in her experience of life with rheumatoid arthritis. Many mothers involved in her research described their diagnosis as “coming on like a freight train,” according to Backman.

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Spring Break – Don’t Let It Break You

Keep it fun and relaxing

Parents with arthritis can sometimes feel overwhelmed when spring break rolls around. But this time of year doesn’t have to leave you feeling stressed and exhausted. In fact, spring break is an excellent opportunity to spend quality time with your children. Here are some inexpensive, arthritis-friendly tips for mothers and fathers of children of all ages.

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