Introduction: In association with our Tips and Tricks book range, we asked Leanna to write about some of her tips and tricks in life. We hope that it inspires you whether or not you have a special condition. We are also proud to provide a glowing reference for any other organisations who would like to know more about Leanna.
By Leanna Mills - Blog Contributor & Brand Ambassador
When I turned 13 years old, my Parkinson’s disease symptoms became severe and I became sick while my body became much less mobile.
As a result, I’ve had many operations to help me to recover and gain more mobility. I believe with modern medicine you could be lucky like I was and have good results. Previously, I struggled to do some really simple things in life but now as a result of these operations, I can eat and drink, sit up and I’ve begun to stand with support. I can also now go outside although I still need someone’s help. This probably all sounds like really basics tasks for most people but before these operations, I couldn’t do these things and many more.
Yes, there is a risk when having an operation and it’s something you need to think about carefully. You could potentially end up worse but the upside can be so great when it gives you a chance to live life. My tip is to get good medical advice, consider your situation now compared to what it could be and of course, be brave!
I can’t believe how sad, angry and lonely I was been in bed, sick and immobile. So now, every day l make sure I go outside and see the beautiful sunshine and all the life out there.
A big reason I believe how I was able to improve my life was by spending time with people that lovingly take me outside to feel the warm sunlight and see wonderful rainbows. It just makes me smile and laugh, while taking everything off my mind. I don’t think about being sick or having a disability, I just think of life and how lucky I am to be here. All that matters to me, is I am here today living in the moment and appreciating the wonderful things I can do because previously I wasn’t able to do.
Now I’m lucky enough to be able to write this blog for you, create art, bake a cake, volunteer to help kids, going out, take photos and live life happily. If you would like to learn more about me, please see and message me via my Facebook page. I am keen to get involved and love being part of the community.
I hope my little tips and tricks in life might inspire you!
Presenting the Here's How You Can Too! practical life skill range of books. We hope you enjoy it and that we get to grow alongside your kids as they progress from preschool all the way through primary school. Please subscribe to your mailing list at the bottom of the page and we would love to hear your ideas in the comments section about what you would like to see from us next.
We have received the first batch of our adventure book. It tells the story and emotions of the successes and struggles that the kids face on their journeys to becoming kid entrepreneurs. Get it here.
Teaching kids how to sew is just one of the practical skills we think makes a great handykid. We believe it's an important skill for both boys and girls to learn as everyone wears clothing and will eventually have some clothing that could do with some fixing. Click here to get it.
Launching our second practical guidebook in the series, Tips and Tricks to Become a DIY Handykid. This is a continuation on from our picture book range which seeds the ideas. This book provides practical information for kids who are now ready to give it a go and become a DIY Handykid in a simple and concise format. We hope you like it. Please leave us a message if you want more information.
What is it?
Looks like 5 colourful tin cans with the numbers 1 to 5 on them. Also a purple ball with 3 holes in it. Do you know what is it?
Is it a bowling ball set?
Do you think you could make it by repurposing and reusing old items and be a DIY Handykid?
What is it?
It's got two eyes, a beak, two wings and two feet.
Is it a handmade penguin?
Do you think you could make it by repurposing an old water bottle, some coloured cardboard and a pen. You can be a DIY Handykid too.
Thank you for getting our first adventure book up to #1 and #2, eBook and Paperback respectively, in the Hot New Release charts for Children's Money books. We hope you enjoyed our book and can't wait to tell you about the next adventure our Hhyct friends go on. If you dis like it please do write us a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads as we would be very appreciative.
Amanda enthusiastically jumped at the opportunity to author the first adventure in the Here's How You Can Too! children’s short stories range which aims to provide kids with how-to knowledge and promote a can-do attitude.
She has studied children’s literature and loves to create characters that children engage with and will be able to learn alongside. She lives in Sydney, Australia with her partner Jeremy, their son Jonathan and their 'fur-baby' Frank.
In coming days, we will be launching another Tips and Tricks book. We are so excited to share it with you. The Tips and Tricks range is aimed at older primary school children who are look for a how to book and is ready to give it a go for the first time. It presents the information as a simple guide using illustrations and simple kid-friendly instructions.
"Jake runs up first and his Grandfather passes him his favorite, a yummy vanilla ice cream with chocolate topping covered in colorful sprinkles. Asmita, Mei and Lucy create a line excitedly, waiting to purchase their ice creams, but Leo and Kemba stand back. Neither boy has any money to buy ice cream."
“We’re going to hold a garage sale but at the park. We have heaps of stuff we don’t really play with anymore,” Matt says.
“Like your cousins Billy and Jane did? What a great idea kids, they made quite a lot of money selling their old toys,” Mom replies.
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