Posts in category "Multiple Sclerosis"

Disability Day: A Holiday to Celebrate Everyone Regardless of Differences

Disability Day: A Holiday to Celebrate Everyone Regardless of Differences
Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to publish a post in one hour. Here is tonight’s challenge: “Create a new holiday, or holidays, that you believe should exist.” This can be about anything and take place anywhere, it can be another traditional holiday, a food holiday, Congressional gridlock holiday, metaphysical holiday, Bieber... Read more »

It takes a village to create Modern Day MS

It takes a village to create Modern Day MS
I began writing Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom for ChicagoNow four years ago.  I was a very different person in 2011.  I was a writer wanting to be heard and naive to my impending multiple sclerosis diagnosis. The authors and camaraderie at ChicagoNow have taught me so much and given me the confidence... Read more »

Introducing Modern Day MS

Introducing Modern Day MS
I do believe I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis for a reason.  Why else would a healthy, active, clean eating, yoga teaching Mom get diagnosed with MS the same week my daughter started Kindergarten and my son began second grade? Since the September morning I woke up with a numb hand and foot and typed... Read more »
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Multiple Sclerosis: Two Years Later

Multiple Sclerosis: Two Years Later
Two years ago today I woke up with a numb hand and a limp.  That morning began a scary, intense and empowering journey. With my diagnosis life has changed and is not as simple as it once was. With that said, I strongly believe there is a reason I was given this chronic disease.  All... Read more »

Moms with multiple sclerosis open up about the invisible disease

Moms with multiple sclerosis open up about the invisible disease
I’m a part of a lovely, sometimes terrifying and supportive group called Just a Mommy with MS.  Although, most of us have never met in real life, we support each other better than some of our closest friends.  We understand the embarrassment, constant stress and guilt as a mom with multiple sclerosis. I was shocked... Read more »

Mom Drinking: How I stopped drinking wine every night

Mom Drinking: How I stopped drinking wine every night
It happened sometime after my second child was born.  After months of not drinking while pregnant plus the new added stress of two little needy children, I turned to wine. It started at playgroups where wine was served at 4:00 p.m.  Due to being awake since 6:00 a.m. and spending every minute changing diapers, feeding,... Read more »
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Interview with Marlo Donato Love, Author of Awkward Bitch: My Life with MS

Interview with Marlo Donato Love, Author of Awkward Bitch: My Life with MS
After I got diagnosed with MS, I ordered many books about the disease.  Yoga books with modifications for patients in wheelchairs and books about diets that can work better than medicine.  Awkward Bitch My Life with MS was different than all those other books.  This one was real.  The author, Marlo Donato Love, tells it... Read more »

We deserve more from our doctors

We deserve more from our doctors
This post is brought to you by the Social Butterfly Mom’s weekly series “Validate Thy Neighbor” in which two bloggers choose a topic and write in support of the OPPOSITE of what they practice. Today, Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom and Cancer is not a Gift, explore how much we deserve from our... Read more »

To my love on Valentine's Day

To my love on Valentine's Day
Dear Love, When you married me ten years ago, I’m sure you didn’t think twice when you confidently vowed, “In sickness and in health.” You didn’t expect to fill my daily pillbox for the week every Sunday. You never thought you would be accompanying me to neurologist appointments where many of the husbands push their... Read more »
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The MS Monster is Back

The MS Monster is Back
“No, it can’t happen this weekend.” I told myself as I strolled through the grocery store picking up ingredients for smitten kitchen’s breakfast pizza I was planning to make as a surprise for my husband’s birthday the next day. As I attempted to find a shallot (shouldn’t it be near the onions) my left eye... Read more »
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