For those of you who don’t know me and my story let me catch you up a little.
I’m Christielee, A single mother of 4 girls from 4 – 14 (all born on 4’s eerily enough) and I am not always ok.
I am a child sex abuse survivor.
I am an attempted rape survivor.
I am a DV survivor.
I have bipolar disorder.
I have struggled with addictions from a very young age.
I have attempted suicide and thought about it more times than I can remember.
And I am a suicide loss survivor…
I have a love/hate relationship with Kmart.
I love nearly everything about Kmart, love how cheap shit is and I’m poor as fuck so it helps me give the illusion of having at least a little bit of money BUT I hate having to build my own furniture…..and the infamous kids kitchen that was all the craze…….
Can you see these kids laughing and smiling and happily playing in their brand new Kmart kitchen on the box?
A few months ago I was interviewed by a lovely journalist Kellie Scott from ABC life about becoming a parent and all it entailed, ABC interviewed multiple parents at different stages of parenthood and asked questions that will really help other people make an informed decision about becoming a parent.
It’s been a few months in the making and is a 4 part series, two parts have been published and you can find them here. I’ve had a read and it’s a really great series!
All the parents involved really shared their hearts and souls and I was really open about my struggles and my biggest fears for my girls, the fear that they will walk the same wrong paths I walked, face the same struggles I face and make the same mistakes I made and still make today.
I am determined for my children to break the cycles that plague my family, alcohol abuse, DV, sexual abuse, young parenthood, lack of education and remaining low income earners. I have a very large family and many of us broke some of those cycles but not all and I want the girls to know that with education and a strong, independent role model they do not have to accept that this is going to be their lives no matter what has happened in the past but that’s a whole different blog!!
So take a look at the series, I’ll post the next two links when they’re available and whether you are already a parent or plan on becoming one let me know what the scariest part about being a parent is for you?
When I fell pregnant at 20 with Tigah Rose I had a horrible pregnancy, I was sick, run down, constantly exhausted and couldn’t keep a thing down which resulted in shingles.
Shingles is an extremely painful viral disease that causes severe nerve pain and attacks the immune system, since then I get them on my face and spine up to 4 times a year, every time I get them I get migraines for weeks and not much can help it besides meds.
I had never thought to use natural therapies or essential oils and can honestly say I probably wouldn’t have if the absolutely gorgeous Amy hadn’t reached out to me and offered to send me an introductory kit to doTERRA oils. After a quick chat Amy asked what I really would like to work on and when I mentioned I had shingles and migraines she knew exactly what could help and sent me a blend called Past tense along with lavender, lemon and peppermint oils.