Parenting

Taking Care of my Child’s Sensitive Skin

(AD: The Sanex Dermo Kids Bodywash was gifted by Colgate but all views and opinions are my own.) Our daughter has incredibly sensitive skin. This comes as no surprise in the slightest considering I am atopic (the wonderful trio of asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis) and my husband is allergic to many different things. Our […]

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M.E, Chronic Illness and Parenting – 10 Top Tips

This is an article for all the parents out there, whether newly diagnosed with a chronic illness or not. I was delighted to be asked by Friendili to write an article for them, to put together a list of 10 top tips for parenting with a chronic illness. Of course I couldn’t say no to […]

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“Why Do You Use A Wheelchair If You Can Walk?”

At the weekend whilst out on a wheel for some fresh air (also known as needing a break from near constant CBeebies), I bumped into someone from church. They wanted to know about my wheelchair use and asked me, very politely: can you walk? And it was this question that got me thinking about that […]

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Parenting With Chronic Illness

The topic of this post came from a request I put out recently on an Insta-story of mine. I was struggling to know what my readers would be interested in reading and whether my topics were hitting the right notes (excuse the pun).  https://www.instagram.com/mummyingme I was asked to write about parenting with chronic illness and […]

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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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