Taking Off the Super-Parent Cape With Fibromyalgia

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. My Secret Once upon a time, I had a secret that few people knew. Behind my perfect…

I Stopped Feeling Guilty About Being Chronically Ill

Don’t let the guilt of being chronically ill rule over your life. I am no stranger to the overwhelming burden of guilt about my health and how it has affected my family. My chronic illness guilt isn’t constant but is due to factors such as stress and flare-ups. Moreover, it affects my daily life, my…

Parenting with Chronic Illness: One Mother’s Lessons Learned

“We Are Not Alone and We Are Good Parents” Five years ago, shortly after my second son was born, my life was thrown a curve ball. I woke up one morning to all over body pain, unable to walk. My hands were curled into fists. I was caught unprepared. While I had dealt with unexplained…