How we cope with ME/CFS

How we cope with ME/CFS

As regular readers know, my Daughter C is 13 years old and has been living with ME/CFS since new years eve 2015, in those few moments her life changed forever.  I thought as it has been a while since my last full update (apart from my weekly updates where I always mention how C is), it is time to fully update on how we are getting on and just how much all our lives are affected. I have written about what ME/CFS is, and if you are unsure you can…

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Weekly Update – 07/01/2017

Weekly Update – 07/01/2017

We are now a week into the new year, and time to restart my weekly updates again, I have had so many people ask me to start posting them again, and what better time to restart than the start of a new year. This week has been very quiet, but very busy, I will start of with updating you on C, she restarted school on Thursday, so a nice gentle return to normality for her.  She has struggled all over christmas and up until Wednesday I really did not think…

4 Tips for Keeping Your Kids From Vaping

4 Tips for Keeping Your Kids From Vaping

The proof is out there, like the adult population, more teens and adolescents are trying e-cigarettes. For many these numbers are troublesome. However, while the popularity of e-cigarettes has increased, the incidence of smoking among teens has been dramatically reduced. According to a CDC report, teen smoking is down 9.2%. This is the lowest these numbers have been in decades. While the use of e-cig has risen with adolescents and teens, it has also steadily gained popularity with many adults. This means the increase in e-cig use in the younger…

Blogtober Day 22 – My Biggest Accomplishment

Blogtober Day 22 – My Biggest Accomplishment

Today is Day 22 and todays topic on the blogtober challenge, is all about my biggest accomplishment, this one was easy to think about. Becoming a Mum has been my biggest accomplishment ever.  Those who are regular readers will have seen my post last year, and recently reshared for babyloss awareness week.  If you missed my post you can find it here, and you can see why. I became a Stepmum, before I became a Mum so had to jump in feet first, pull up my sleeves and get on…

Jungle Jam Review and Giveaway

Jungle Jam Review and Giveaway

One of the greatest joys you can teach a child, is the love of books.  They are never too young to enjoy a story, even as babies they love the bright colours and hearing your voice.  This is something all mine have enjoyed, story time is a special time to sit and have a cuddle and read a story, especially a new book where you can talk about what you think is going to happen and watch their imaginations go into overdrive. I was very lucky to be contacted to…

Smile For ME

Smile For ME

As regular readers ill know, my Daughter has been diagnosed with ME/CFS this year.  It has been hard on us all but C has coped so well coming to terms with her illness and diagnosis. I have not really updated much lately, she is now back in school for 3 hourly lessons a week, we have tried to increase but she just can not cope with the increase at the moment.  Last Wednesday, she crashed and was in bed suffering all day.  Thursday she was determined to go in for…

Blogtober Day 1 – Who Are You?

Blogtober Day 1 – Who Are You?

As I stated in my last post, I am taking part in the #Blogtober16 challenge, where we post everyday with a different topic.  Todays topic is Who Are You? For those who do not know me, I am Sam a 40 something Mum, StepMum, Wife, Blogger, Nurse, Housekeeper, Cook,  you get the picture. I am married to my wonderful hubby, we have been together for 17 years and this week celebrated our 14th Wedding Anniversary, although he was ill so we have not officially celebrated yet. I am also Mum…

Goodbye September – Hello October

Goodbye September – Hello October

I can not believe another month is over, where has September gone, it has flown by for us, and now we are looking forward to a brand new month. September has had its ups and downs, and very busy we saw the start of the new school year, and C starting back with her 1 hour lessons 3 days a week.  She seems to be coping ok, we tried increasing to an hour and a half, but she struggled, so we put it back down again.  She is loving her…

My Week – 18/09/2016

My Week – 18/09/2016

Another week has flown by, and it is time for my weekly post about the goings on in the StressedMum household. My Daughter C, started back at school this week, she does 1 hour a day on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, in school with a tutor.  She has loved going back into school and starting to get a bit of routine back in to her life.  She was struggling by Thursday, but the smile on her face when she came out on Thursday made my week.  I asked her…

My Week – 12/09/2016

My Week – 12/09/2016

I have not done a my week post for a while now, due for various reasons, but am going to restart doing them, as I know a lot of people liked them and I have had people message me regarding them, also sorry this is a little late. Last week, was full of mainly positives for a change.  Will start with my Daughter C, I had a little panic on Monday, as we had not heard anything regarding her tutoring sessions, and school starting back on Wednesday, so the emails…