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New Beginnings

I've had a weird week.  I realised that I am going to be (medically) retired by 40 years old, if my application runs smoothly.  It is a complete mind melt - retired by 40?  It's my own doing, so of course I shouldn't be shocked.  It was me who, earlier this week, told my Manager… Continue reading New Beginnings

Spoonie Parenting

Thursday Thoughts: Parenting with Chronic Illness is Hard

Today's a bed day. The kids are at school, my husband's at work and I am trying to summon the energy to go make some breakfast.... but I have none! Yesterday was full of work, a school musical and having my in-laws over for an evening meal and my body just can't hack it. I… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Parenting with Chronic Illness is Hard

Living · MS Life · Spoonie Parenting

Bye-Bye Spontaneity

I’m a control freak! There, I've admitted it.  My husband will be pleased that I have finally done so, he's been teasing me about it for ages.  Have I always been one? I don’t think so.  From what I remember, I used to like things being a bit unpredictable, not quite knowing what can happen,… Continue reading Bye-Bye Spontaneity

Healthy Living with MS · Mind · MS Life · Spoonie Parenting

My New Year Meditation Challenge

So, it is 2018! I can't believe how fast the past year went, it is definitely true that the more time flies the older you get.  I have a feeling that 2018 is going to be a big one for me...I have a big birthday (not quite come to terms with that yet!), my children… Continue reading My New Year Meditation Challenge

Mind · Spoonie Parenting

I Am Enough

'You're really good at taking care of us, Mum’.  A simple sentence, but when my little boy said it to me after he fell and cut his leg, I felt absolutely amazing. The number of times I’ve felt like a crap Mum, because I can’t run around with my children any more or because I’ve… Continue reading I Am Enough

Living · MS Life · Spoonie Parenting · work

Back to Work and (Almost) Famous!

It's only Wednesday, and I have had a pretty eventful week so far.  Many of you may know that I am currently off on long term sick leave from work and have been since May; I was struggling so much in regards to fatigue and mobility in work that I suddenly just felt that couldn't… Continue reading Back to Work and (Almost) Famous!

Spoonie Parenting

5 Ways That I Help My Children To Understand MS

My children have only ever known me as their Mum with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  I was diagnosed 14 years before my first child was born and, although I was physically very well for the first few years of my children's lives, they claim they can't remember me not having MS symptoms.  I have always been… Continue reading 5 Ways That I Help My Children To Understand MS

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Rocking Motherhood in 10 different ways – despite chronic illness

When I saw that Natalie from Surviving Life's Hurdles tagged me in a post about 'Rocking Motherhood', I felt both flattered and a bit nervous.  If you ask my husband, one of the biggest things that I worry about is being a good mum to our kids (aged 9 and 7) despite me having MS.  I stress… Continue reading Rocking Motherhood in 10 different ways – despite chronic illness

Spoonie Parenting

Children’s Parties for Spoonie Parents

So, we have survived my daughter's 7th birthday party!  A couple of months ago, I decided to mistakenly  ask her what she wanted to do for her birthday: a lovely family day out at the beach?  A trip to see Disney on Ice?  Going to a pottery studio?  No! A pizza party at home with a few… Continue reading Children’s Parties for Spoonie Parents

Spoonie Parenting

How to teach kindness and build the self esteem of our children.

A fabulous post by Old House in the Shires on how to encourage kindness and develop self esteem in our kids Source: How to teach kindness and build the self esteem of our children.