Living · MS Life

Friday Blog: Feeling More Positive

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope that you've all had a great week so far. I was having a read over some of my recent blogs and I’m pleased to say that I have started to feel a bit more positive on the whole.  I still have my down days, but  I feel like I’ve turned a bit… Continue reading Friday Blog: Feeling More Positive

Living · Mind

Throwback Thursday; Thinking of the Old Days

Hi everyone!  Hoping that you are all as well as can be and are enjoying these longer days (and the chance to curl up with a hot chocolate!) like I am.  Blogging has been a bit slow due to my relatively recent (August) return to work.  My body is most definitely telling me that I… Continue reading Throwback Thursday; Thinking of the Old Days

Living · MS Life

October Link Up

I thought I do something different today and link up with Sheryl Chan from A Chronic Voice for one of her monthly linkup parties! I love reading these, but have never got around to joining in until now. I love the fact that joining in with these linkup parties allows the opportunity for ‘meeting’ other… Continue reading October Link Up

Body · MS Life

When Your Visible Illness is Also Pretty Invisible

It's Invisible Illness Awareness Week!  Well, only just - it runs from the 15th to the 21st October 2017, so it's ending today and I've almost left it too late to write anything.  I'm back at work now, so it is much, much harder to keep to writing a weekly blog post, which is what I strive… Continue reading When Your Visible Illness is Also Pretty Invisible

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

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Back To The Grindstone

As some regular readers may know, I have recently returned to work following a period of extended sick leave, due to multiple sclerosis.  I was off for 3 1/2 months because of problems associated with fatigue (concentration difficulties, word-finding problems and extreme tiredness) and mobility.  I’d love to say that my return to work means… Continue reading Back To The Grindstone

Body · Living · Mind · OMS · Recipes

What I’m Loving Now – September 2017

First of all, I just want to say huge 'thank you' for all the love towards my recent blog post about my true feelings around my multiple sclerosis.  Can I just say that I feel 100x better for writing that post, I wrote it in super quick time and basically just let my brain splurge… Continue reading What I’m Loving Now – September 2017

Living · Mind

Positive? Not Always…

I try and stay positive, I really do. When I shared that I’d recently been confirmed as having secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) on my blog and on Instagram, everybody was absolutely brilliant, giving me so much support and praising me for working hard to keep going, despite the dark diagnosis. And I am generally… Continue reading Positive? Not Always…

Healthy Living with MS · OMS · Recipes

My Foodie Obsession: Rawnola!

I thought that it was time for a quick foodie recipe.  I have had lots going on recently, but one thing that remained consistent is my diet - I still stick to the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis protocol and really enjoy it: I especially enjoy OMS when I get to eat Rawnola (raw+granola = rawnola).  It is super easy, super quick,… Continue reading My Foodie Obsession: Rawnola!

Living · MS Life

Secondary Progressive MS – Confirmed

I am very aware that I have been extremely quiet of late - a combination of holiday + kids off school + busy weekends + returning to work has left a very exhausted Jen!  Today is the first day I have been able to have some 'me time' in a long while (the kids are… Continue reading Secondary Progressive MS – Confirmed