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Firstly, I’d like to apologise for not doing a post for a couple of days. I want this blog to be fun and I don’t want to feel like writing it is a chore. This weekend was super busy, I was super flarey and super tired so I just didn’t have the energy to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard).

On Saturday, I was a little grumpy….okay maybe a lot grumpy. It was just one of those days where things were going wrong. Firstly, I was up at 6 a.m. with my boy, which killed me. Also, we were travelling to Nottingham and my husband couldn’t find his glasses anywhere and subsequently we were late setting off.

By this point my anxiety was through the roof as, I don’t know about you guys, but I HATE being late!!!! Because he still couldn’t find his glasses, I had to do all the driving which is very tiring for me. It is also anxiety inducing for me driving to a new place. Trying to find the car park in Nottingham was also very tricky!

Once we got there, of course, we had a lovely morning meeting friends, chatting away and catching up and went out for yummy pizza.

This image shows things you can do when you feel overwhelmed.

My boy and I had to leave at 1:00 p.m. as we had a party to attend in Hucknall which was organised by Big Smiles ( This is a cleft lip and palate charity that we are part of because my son was diagnosed with a cleft lip at the 20 week scan. The anxiety and grumpiness set in again because I had to get back to the car park, find the car in the multi storey and find the place we were heading to and get there by 1:30p.m. By the time I set off, I was so tired, annoyed at myself for being late and a grumpy mamma bear.

However, for the journey I decided to put on a playlist I had made on Spotify for my powerlifting competition. It includes songs from the likes of ‘We will rock you’ by Queen, to ‘My Own Drum’ by Ynairaly Simo to ‘Complicated’ by Avril Lavigne. Instantly, I could feel the anxiety subsiding, my grumpiness melting away and my smile back on my face as I sang along at top volume, tapped the steering wheel and belted out the tunes.

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Mummy the Fibro Warrior Top Tip:

  1. When you feel anxious, in a flare, grumpy or things are going wrong, the healing power of music is not to be forgotten. The music will transport you out of your pain and mood so you can be Mummy the Fibro Warrior again.

If there is one takeaway I would like you all to remember today is that it is okay to feel upset, angry, anxious, grumpy and tired. You are allowed to feel these emotions, especially when we are battling illnesses at the same time. However, do your best to help yourself feel better again by listening to some music that you can get lost in and sing to your heart’s content. I need you to know you are doing the best you can, your child/children loves you just as you are and you are Mummy the Fibro Warrior!

Until next time,


P.S. How do you manage your anxiety? Is there any particular music you like to listen to or any hints and tips you could share with other parents like you? Please do let me know in the comments below!

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