Fun Indoor Activities For Young Kids (Approved By This Spoonie Parent)

With schools and nurseries in Scotland unlikely to return until August, and with the schools and nurseries being closed since mid-march. Finding fun ways to keep our little ones entertained and occupied whilst we are indoor, is beginning to wear thin. I’ve spent many hours searching through Pinterest, FB groups and the internet to find … Read more Fun Indoor Activities For Young Kids (Approved By This Spoonie Parent)


15 Activities You Can Do During Lockdown

15 Activities You Can Do During Lockdown

With the UK currently being in lockdown social distancing and staying at home to protect ourselves, our families and fellow humans is the new normal for the foreseeable future. it’s hard not to feel isolated, overwhelmed and anxious. After the first few days it can become tedious, boring and somewhat depressing being indoors 24/7. Today … Read more 15 Activities You Can Do During Lockdown


Parenting Through An Illness Flare (Tips I Use When Flaring)

Parenting is hard, don’t let anyone tell you any different. As parents, we want to do our absolute best for our kids. We are plagued with doubt as to whether we are doing the right thing! It can feel like an uphill battle that you are never thanked for, but I wouldn’t change it for … Read more Parenting Through An Illness Flare (Tips I Use When Flaring)


A Typical Morning In Our House

Mornings have never been my favourite time of the day. I envy the people who wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to take on the day. I never wake up feeling rested, paired with morning stiffness I can only describe as feeling like rigor mortis has began to set in. Getting started for … Read more A Typical Morning In Our House


Shining The Spotlight on Chronic Illness & Disability Q&A My Story

Shining the spotlight on chronic illness and disability is a series I created to give others like myself, who live with chronic illness or disability an arena to get their voices heard.  To show the world exactly what it is like to walk a mile in our shoes.  The series officially started at the beginning … Read more Shining The Spotlight on Chronic Illness & Disability Q&A My Story


The Changing Seasons (How To Cope With Chronic Illness In The Colder Months)

As the seasons change, the sometimes drastic shifts in weather conditions can have a huge impact on people, (especially those with chronic illnesses). Which can affect them mentally, with conditions such as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) to physically with the rapid weather changes causing differing degrees of widespread pain and headaches. Many patients with chronic … Read more The Changing Seasons (How To Cope With Chronic Illness In The Colder Months)


Invisible Illness – My Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Story

For over 4 years I have been living with the confirmed diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, Hyper-mobility Syndrome, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. All of which are considered invisible illnesses. Due to the fact the the symptoms are not visible to others. Like many who live with invisible illness it took several years for doctors to listen to … Read more Invisible Illness – My Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Story