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6 Things to Remember with a Broken Ankle

Posted by Brooke Williams

Don't_forget-resized-600Recovering from a broken ankle is a huge physical challenge. It can also bring about some mental challenges you did not anticipate. For the days ahead as you work through the many different hurdles you will have to overcome, here are a few things to keep in mind.

 

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Topics: Ankle, Motivated Mom

Woman's Guide to Dressing with a broken ankle

Posted by Brooke Williams

Woman's Guide to Dressing with a broken ankleJust because you broke your ankle doesn’t mean that the world stopped turning. The same can be said for the fashion world. When you find yourself on crutches, fashion may not be the highest concern on your list. But after a few days or a week of recovery, you want to go back out into the world and you will want to look like you fit in. Part of recovery is feeling good and part of feeling good is looking good. Here are a few tips for dressing with a broken ankle.

 

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Topics: Ankle, Motivated Mom

20 Best Halloween Costumes: Mom on Crutches

Posted by Tom Schwab

23_Best_Halloween_On_Crutches-120 Best Halloween Costumes for Moms on Crutches

 

Just because you have to spend this holiday on crutches does not mean that you have to forego all of the fun.  Your original costume idea may not pan out, but here are 20 of the best ideas for Halloween costumes that you can pull off, even with crutches by your side.

 

 

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Topics: Tips, Holidays, Motivated Mom

How to Throw a Kid’s Birthday Party When Mom's on Crutches

Posted by Brooke Williams

Kids-Birthday-Cake-541So you’re on crutches for the next several weeks or longer. That doesn’t mean that the world stops revolving. Your child’s birthday will still come. And you still want to do everything you can to make the day as special as possible. That means a party, a cake, presents…the works! But when you are on crutches, throwing a party suddenly becomes much harder than it has been in the past. Here are some tips to help you throw the party without a hitch, even with your injury.

 

Ask for Help

If you have been on crutches for a while, you are probably already used to asking for help for a variety of reasons. When it comes to your child’s birthday party, you will need to do so again. You can’t very well carry a cake with no hands, can you? There may be a number of things you will need help with and don’t be afraid to ask for it!

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Topics: Motivated Mom

101 Things To Do for the Mom on Crutches

Posted by Tom Schwab

things to do for the mom on crutchesThere is never a good time for mom to be sidelined.  With so many people counting on her and so much to be done, recovering on crutches can be a curse.  Here is a list of fun things you can do even on one foot.  Enjoy your forced down time.  Your full recovery and return to a hectic lifestyle will soon be here.

1. Write down/record memories of your children for them to have years from now.
2. Make up meal menus for your family.
3. Take an online class.
4. Keep a dream journal and try to interpret your dreams.
5. Eat chocolate.
6. Subscribe to a blog about moms on crutches.
7. Play with your kids toys while they’re at school.
8. Get a massage.
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Topics: Tips, Recovery, Motivated Mom

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