I have an app called 'Timehop', which allows me to see past posts and pictures that I have shared over the years on social media. I love it, as it will throw up pictures that I haven't seen in years, often reminding me of a specific time or of particular events that I haven't thought… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Setting New Challenges
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
I heard a quote the other day that really got me thinking: "Avalanches are formed by tiny snowflakes" Pretty obvious when we think about it. But if we were to consider what this actually means, I suppose it is the fact that something massive and potentially life changing can arise through something small and seemingly… Continue reading Avalanches
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
April 2017 One of my guilty pleasures is watching You Tube videos of women younger, prettier and more successful than me extolling the virtues of various make-up items, homeware and foods that help to keep them younger, prettier and, well, more successful then me. Joke. I do watch them but I am under no illusion that buying… Continue reading What I’m liking now
I have been going through a particularly stressful patch of late...I won't go into the details of why, but lets just say that health, relationships and work all play a part - I am aware that I am not always a 'fun Jen' to be around at the moment. My stress manifests itself as feeling… Continue reading Stressed
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.
Even though I have been at work this week, I am still suffering from monumental jet-lag - when my alarm went off at 6:30am if felt like I was being rudely awaken by someone shouting in my ear in the middle of the night. Cue lots of coffee to get me though the day and… Continue reading Who am I?
Some of my regular readers will know that I have recently been on a two week holiday to Florida with my family - my two kids, my husband and my parents. It was a long awaited trip (the kids have been asking every week, 'how many days is it until Disney?', for the past year),… Continue reading 5 Things I learned from my trip to Florida, as a person with a chronic illness
Things have taken a turn for the worse. I thought that I might have been having a bit of a 'blip', having a bad patch, so to speak. But this is the new me. The new me that lives under a cloud of stress and worry. After 19 years of being pretty much symptom-free, my… Continue reading Cloudy Days and Rainbows