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