Parenting

Life with M.E. – A Post for M.E. Awareness Week

This is a post written originally for PosAbility Magazine, published 11th May 2020 to coincide with M.E. Awareness Week. I had very much intended to write a separate blog post for M.E. Awareness Week but with the extra energy levels needed to keep our toddler entertained during lockdown, and the subsequent crashes, worse than normal, […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Supercharged Superhero by Gemma Everson

Back in November 2019, I was contacted by Gemma Everson. An author, wife, and mother, she had written a book – Supercharged Superhero – a story of her family coming to terms with M.E. The book was written for children but at the same time explained an illness, fraught with misconceptions, to adults too.  Gemma […]

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Parenting and Pacing

Parenting and pacing. 2 words that really sound like they shouldn’t go together. How on earth does one learn to pace oneself as a parent with ME CFS? Parenting is tiring, there’s no doubt about that. It involves a lot of energy. How do you ration the *limited* energy you have as a chronically ill […]

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16 Gift Ideas For People With Chronic Illness

NB: This post contains affiliate links, which means if you choose to purchase something through one of the links below, I will earn a very small commission at no extra cost to you.  Stuck on what to buy your chronically ill loved one this Christmas? Look no further. This is basically a list of both […]

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Dear PEM

This post is inspired by Pippa Stacey’s book “Dear Chronic Illness”.  “Dear Chronic Illness” features a series of “letters” written by sufferers of various chronic illnesses, including M.E., Fibromyalgia and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Each letter is written to each condition, each letter beautifully written.  Click here to buy Dear Chronic Illness, by Pippa Stacey The book […]

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REVIEW: Smol Laundry Capsules

Disclaimer: This is an affiliate post meaning if you choose to sign up to Smol products I get free stuff. Wonderful eh. Note: I only work with brands or put my name to brands, that I truly believe will be used and enjoyed by my readers. I can’t honestly remember what it was I saw […]

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Things I’m Grateful For This Week

I’ve wanted to think recently about what and who I’m grateful for. There have been many people instrumental in avoiding me plunging into a state of depression recently and I want to say thank you to those people.

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“What Do You Do?”

Why is “what do you do” one of the first questions we ask someone? My “what do you do?” story I’ve been thinking about this question this week as for the first time in 10 years I haven’t been clambering onto tables, blu-tacking endless displays high up on the walls, deciding seating plans, brandishing a […]

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A Photo That Speaks a Thousand Words

  In this article, I’m writing about a photo of me and my daughter. A simple photo it most definitely is, but one that when I saw it, hit me with both sadness and joy at exactly the same time. How can one photo do that I hear you ask?

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6 Things I Wish I Could Tell My New Mummy Self

6 Things I Wish I Could Tell My New-Mummy Self

I found the newborn days really hard. It’s hard to admit that as we’re meant to, as new mums, be relishing in the wonders of it all. Be tagging everything on social media with the hashtag #blessed. Don’t get me wrong, I love our daughter to bits. She’s my world. But boy were those early […]

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