Hi, my name is Natalie AKA The Spoonie Mummy. I am 31 and have a wonderful boyfriend, two gorgeous sons and a beautiful step-daughter. I love to write, read, spend time with my family, watch movies, cook and play with make-up. I have numerous chronic health conditions including arthritis, crohns disease (for which I have an ileostomy), iritis, high blood pressure and ostopenia.
I started my blog in February 2017. The previous 18 months had been extremely difficult and writing certainly helps me to deal with things. But more than that, I wanted to help others. I want people to see that even with arthritis, you can still have many adventures. That even with an ostomy you can still look and feel good. That you can still be a fantastic parent, even when chronically unwell. I hope to inspire, support and raise awareness using my blog and appreciate everyone who has supported and helped me with this.
Coming up to a year of running my blog now and it has definitely been a learning curve. Going under another revamp recently (which is hard work for a technophobe like myself) but I finally feel I am finding my own direction and style. I plan to post three times a week in 2018 and I write all different kinds of posts about health, parenting and lifestyle. I hope you find something you enjoy and feel free to share anything you think your friends and family will like too, the more the merrier!
The new look contains a lot of feet you may have noticed. This idea came to me at 4am in the morning when I was up emptying my stoma bag. The best ideas always come at the most random of times don’t they?! I liked the idea of the feet representing a journey and moving forward. My feet are in a bit of a state at the moment with my arthritis flaring but they still are able to take me places and I am grateful for all the experiences I have had and all the people I have met along the way. The last couple of years have been extremely difficult for me and my family. But I also have an awful lot to be grateful for and even more to look forward to. So my head is up and I will continue putting one foot in front of the other. It may be painful at times, it may be difficult. Sometimes I might get knocked back, but I will always get back up and keep going and hope to help others do the same.
Please fill in the form below if you would like to contact me. My inbox is always open for those who need a chat, advice or information as well as for blogging opportunities.