Have you Ever Felt Like…
You aren’t meeting the expectations of a “good mom”
You don’t have the energy to strive for #momgoals
You’re causing irreparable harm to your child every time you say “no”
Your partner struggles to understand the complexity of your chronic symptoms
You find yourself procrastinating and telling yourself “I’ll start tomorrow.”
“Loved this blog. I’ve been struggling with accepting help. I have Fibro and Lymes Disease and just had my second child and felt guilt over considering hired help especially with COVID. But your blog really helped me realign my thinking.”
– Liz McTan, O.C. Mom Collective
What do you need help with?
At 26-years-old, I found out that I have the early warning signs of ALS. I was single, broke, and in the midst of a possibly terminal illness. The next few years of my life were filled with uncertainty, as I visited countless doctors trying to find an explanation for my sudden weakness.
Truth is – I’ve never actually found a diagnosis, except for the catch-all term, motor neuron disease. Depending on the doctor, I either have early-onset ALS or a very rare variant of ALS called brachial amyotrophic diplegia. Basically, my arms are paralyzed.
And while I may not have found a diagnosis, I did find a husband, a house and a baby along the way.
After getting pregnant, I searched online for tips to help moms living with chronic illness and disability only to find out that this is a woefully underserved market. Why did it feel like I was all alone? Surely, I can’t be the only mom stumbling through motherhood while trying to raise a respectable human and cope with an unidentified illness, right?
That’s why I created Disability Dame, a place where moms with chronic illness and disability can feel included in motherhood. To read more about how I got here, follow my health journey.