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‘My Tummy Looks Fat’ – Body Image, my Kids and my Chronic Illness

"Mummy, I don't like my tummy...it looks fat."   Imagine my horror when my 6 - year old daughter (yes, I said 6) said this to me the other day while I was helping her apply her nightly eczema cream.  Apparently, a child in her class had commented that it looked as though she had… Continue reading ‘My Tummy Looks Fat’ – Body Image, my Kids and my Chronic Illness

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5 Tips for styling your house to accommodate a disability

Brilliant blog post from Wheelchichome - love the umbrella stand idea! There’s a lot of bloggers out there looking at interiors, or looking at disability and the lifestyle impacts or issues can come up.  However, what I want to do in my blog is try to find the r… Source: 5 Tips for styling your… Continue reading 5 Tips for styling your house to accommodate a disability

Healthy Living with MS · OMS · Recipes · Spoonie Parenting

A Child-Approved Green Veg Risotto

Another recipe from me which I just felt that I had to share.  Not least because both kids cleared their plates, with no cajoling or bribery needed. This risotto is: creamy comforting filling healthy plant-based I use the oven baking method, so no need to stand over the hot cooker.  Vegan parmesan (made from cashews,… Continue reading A Child-Approved Green Veg Risotto

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Life Lessons from 100+ Year Olds

This is an absolutely beautiful article and video reblogged from The Purple Almond.  I would highly recommend watching the video though to the end - brought a tear to my eye! https://www.youtube.com/embed/9AThycGCakk?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent I found an article, from Dr. Mercola, which highlights tips from astounding individuals who are 100+ years old. I knew I had to share… Continue reading Life Lessons from 100+ Year Olds

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Waving Good-bye to High Heels

I don't normally post about fashion - I am not a great one for following the trends and I am happiest sitting around in my comfies and fluffy bathrobe. But, occasionally, I like to get dressed up and make an effort, especially for special occasions, such as New Years Eve 2016.  I bought myself an out-of-my-comfort-zone… Continue reading Waving Good-bye to High Heels

Healthy Living with MS · OMS · Recipes

Deliciously Ella’s Hazelnut and Raisin Energy Balls

I thought it was time for a foodie post, and what better recipe to share but this one from Deliciously Ella: her Hazelnut and Raisin Energy Balls. I'm always on the look-out for plant-based treats and this one is lovely.  Although you can buy Nakd bars and the like, there is something very satisfying about going… Continue reading Deliciously Ella’s Hazelnut and Raisin Energy Balls

Healthy Living with MS · Living · Mind

An Honest Post on Preparing For a New Year with Chronic Illness

I've been thinking about my first blog post of 2017 for some time now... churning over ideas in my head about what I would like to write about.  Should I tell you about my new year's resolutions? Should I reflect on what 2016 was to me?  Or perhaps take a different slant and talk about… Continue reading An Honest Post on Preparing For a New Year with Chronic Illness