Hi! My name is Elle Simms. I am a children’s author, a wife, and Mom to three beautiful girls. We live in Ontario, Canada with our dog Bodhi and bunny Jack.
I have lived most of my life with chronic illness, and pain and tiredness being my main symptoms. Before I had children I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. It has also been suggested by doctors that I may also have a genetic disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome but I have never had the genetic testing to confirm that.
Being a parent is hard. Being a sick one is harder.
While I am married to a wonderful man now, I was a single, disabled mother, raising two kids without any help for 7 years. And though I do not like to complain about my life, because everyone has their hardships, it wasn’t always easy. It is certainly easier now than it was before I met my husband.
I started this blog to help other Moms (and Dads too!) become more efficient, effective, and happier parents. I have over 30 years experience being sick and tired, 20 of those being a mother. I’m including in my blog the thoughts, suggestions and life hacks that I’ve learned over the years, plus recipes and product reviews that I hope will make your life a bit easier.
I welcome your thoughts and comments. Hope to hear from you soon!