When My Illness Affects My Child

Having lived with fibromyalgia for several years I am used to the disappointment that comes when I’ve made plans and have to cancel because I’m either too exhausted, too sore or have concentration issues. What I am not used to is the way it affects my child’s life. His activities and chances to meet and play with other kids his age. Take today for example we go to gymnastics on Wednesday mornings he gets to spend time with his big cousin, play on the spring floor, the apparatus and the trampoline. But because I am in so much pain and …

Happy 2nd Birthday Wee Dude

Dearest wee dude. It hardly feels like 2 years ago you came into this world and changed our lives. You become the centre of our universe and we cannot imagine life without you. There are times where you can be a little challenging and temperamental, where I feel like I’m a rubbish mother and your a demon child but I guess that’s what happens when you’re growing up! Happy birthday our wee dude. Mummy and daddy hope you have an amazing day playing with your new toys. We can’t wait for the adventures that are to come in the next …

How A Dog Helped Complete Our Family 

Until a few years ago I considered myself a cat person, they were the only animal I had as a family pet.  I knew I liked dogs and I was comfortable around them, but had never thought that I would ever have one as a pet/companion.  That was until 3 years ago this October David and I were on our annual family holiday with my parents and friend on Mull. We didn't expect to be coming home with a new addition, an addition that has completed our family in more ways than one. The neighbours to the house we were renting …