Taking Off the Super-Parent Cape With Fibromyalgia

How to be a great parent while managing fibromyalgia and not over-extending yourself.

Taking Off the Super-Parent Cape With Fibromyalgia

You might know Supermom. You might even be her. I am—well, I was Supermom until chronic illness forced me to take off my invisible cape.

My Secret

Once upon a time, I had a secret that few people knew. Behind my perfect façade, I was sick and exhausted. I was losing sleep, setting highly ambitious schedules and goals, and overwhelming myself—all things that aren’t a good idea with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia.

The natural law of “something has to give” eventually took its toll on me. And I realized I didn’t have the ability to bend time or do things without effort. I was a just a mom with chronic illness and no superpowers.

Read more at http://www.fibromyalgiaconnect.com/fibromyalgia-articles/474-taking-off-the-super-parent-cape-with-fibromyalgia#4tYv1oh3vwJG1Z0u.97

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