chronic pain, disabled after childbirth, fibromyalgia, mom blog, nerve pain, parenting, SAHM

Flare Recovery…And Identity Crisis: Missing The ‘Old’ Me.

I've been recovering from a bad flare. Despite my blog title, often this mom is NOT having much fun. It started after a massive cleaning bout. I knew by evening that I'd pushed too hard but my mom was visiting and I wanted things to look - well, let's just say less like the sty… Continue reading Flare Recovery…And Identity Crisis: Missing The ‘Old’ Me.

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chronic pain, mom blog, parenting, SAHM

A Week In The Life Of A Chronic Pain Mom…

On Monday we take Bubby to her class at My Gym. For the most part, I love it, but because of my disability I can't lift her onto all the gym equipment so I follow her and my husband around like a lost puppy. Still, it's fun. Until I start catching whiffs of a mom-gang's… Continue reading A Week In The Life Of A Chronic Pain Mom…

activities for kids, mom blog, montessori, SAHM, toddler activities

Montessori…Grapefruit?

I've been flirting with Montessori lately. I'm the kind of person who never fully commits to a philosophy or principle but teases out the best bits and bails at the first sign of zealotry. So my latest fling is Montessori. I'm dubious about Montessori schools - in theory, awesome. In practice, meh. BUT there are… Continue reading Montessori…Grapefruit?

chronic pain, mom blog, SAHM, toddler activities, toddler games

10 Toddler Games To Play With a Splat Mat!

A Week Of...Splat Mat play! So I bought a Splat Mat recently - you know, those plasticky mats that you put under high chairs and craft tables to catch the gallons of mess? Yup, the very same. Ours is the Bumkins' cactus design, just in case you're wondering. Of course, Bubby wanted to take a… Continue reading 10 Toddler Games To Play With a Splat Mat!

activities for kids, chronic pain, mom blog, SAHM, toddler activities, toddler games

Playing With Your Toddler: 10 Tips for Moms in Pain.

  Being a mom with chronic pain can be so exhausting, and toddlers just want to play and run around! Plus their attention span maxes out after five minutes. How to deal? Here are some tips on what has worked for me....get some coffee/tea and settle in to read my top 10 tips. 1. The… Continue reading Playing With Your Toddler: 10 Tips for Moms in Pain.