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
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
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
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
'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
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!
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
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
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
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.