Laura McKee

How My Children Feel about Family Life with a Chronically Ill Parent

When a parent becomes ill or is ill long-term, we wonder how it affects our children. Are they okay as they say they are? How much should we tell them? Laura McKee talks about her family’s strategies for coping and communication.

58 Family Life Patient Stories - Page 2

Me, My Mom, and Migraine
6 mins
article
Sarah Alexander-Georgeson

Me, My Mom, and Migraine

When Someone You Love Forgets Your Name
3 mins
article
Susanne White

When Someone You Love Forgets Your Name

4 Tips to Avoid Control Issues as a Caregiver
5 mins
article
Marc Lawrence

4 Tips to Avoid Control Issues as a Caregiver

When Someone You Love Forgets Your Name
3 mins
article
Susanne White

When Someone You Love Forgets Your Name

4 Ways Men Can Become Better Caregivers
4 mins
article
Marc Lawrence

4 Ways Men Can Become Better Caregivers

How 3 Parents Manage Their Depression
4 mins
article
Bryce Evans

How 3 Parents Manage Their Depression

4 Things the Pandemic Has Taught me About Preparedness
6 mins
article
Marc Lawrence

4 Things the Pandemic Has Taught me About Preparedness

What I Wish My Parents Knew About My Mental Health Struggles
7 mins
article
Bryce Evans

What I Wish My Parents Knew About My Mental Health Struggles

5 Ways Growing Up with Asthma Makes Me a Great Asthma Parent
3 mins
article
John Bottrell

5 Ways Growing Up with Asthma Makes Me a Great Asthma Parent

6 Ways Asthma Has Impacted My Marriage
4 mins
article
John Bottrell

6 Ways Asthma Has Impacted My Marriage

COVID-19: Managing your Mental Health
1 min
article

COVID-19: Managing your Mental Health

How I Manage My Day as a Caregiver
6 mins
article
Marc Lawrence

How I Manage My Day as a Caregiver

7 Ways I Educate My Children About Migraine Attacks
4 mins
article
Sarah Rathsack

7 Ways I Educate My Children About Migraine Attacks

Why I Froze My Embryos After My Cancer Diagnosis
7 mins
article
Anna Crollman

Why I Froze My Embryos After My Cancer Diagnosis

A Trip to the Psych Ward Reminded Me How Much My Family Valued Me
4 mins
article
René Brooks

A Trip to the Psych Ward Reminded Me How Much My Family Valued Me

I Have My Asthma to Thank for Making Me Smarter
4 mins
article
John Bottrell

I Have My Asthma to Thank for Making Me Smarter

About Life Effects

Living with one or more chronic conditions affects your life in so many ways. The only people who really know what you are going through are those who have faced the same challenges for years. With that in mind we have created Life Effects, an initiative shaped by patients, for patients.

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