Who is MSfit Momma?

I am a bored housewife.

Well not really. Bored is not the right word. Housewife also isn’t really the right word.

I have a husband that works incredibly hard at a job with long hours and lots of complaining people.  He does it because that is our option. I can no longer work. It is whats best for my health. I am still waiting to see a Judge for my disability hearing. It’s still months away (and we’ve already been waiting over a year.) We constantly teeter on the edge of Barely Having Enough Money or Playing Catching Up From Last Month. We are stuck in the Hamster Wheel of life. There is no other Hamster I’d rather be stuck with though. 13 years and counting.

I am a Stay at Home Mom now. I have two kids and they have crazy schedules. Like most parents, Moms or Dads or Both, I am their taxi service, homework supervisor, and appointment setter and deliverer for school and church. My 9-5 is to make sure Ish gets handled!

I have Multiple Sclerosis. I am a MSfit and proud of it.  I embrace it because it is the cards I have been dealt.  I don’t look at it as a negative. I love to raise awareness and fund raise.  It zaps my energy everyday. Everyday, I have to push myself past my limits because that is life and sometimes you gotta just suck it up and keep moving forward.

I had a blog before when I was first diagnosed with MS two and a half years ago. It was really just to keep my large, nationwide family informed of my progress.  Over time though, it became a negative, dark blog (It was a brutally honest blog) but I stopped writing because it was not what I wanted to be sharing. It is overwhelming to be diagnosed with an illness and I think I needed a  year or so to really focus on REFOCUSING my though process.

A few days ago I decided to start blogging again but this time with information to share.  I always make jokes like “Let’s thank MS for getting us to the front of the line” or “High five to MS that I saved thirty bucks on our groceries.” I really do want to Thank MS for forcing me how to slow down somewhat.  MS forced me to learn how to budget and coupon.  Even when we get in a different money situation, I don’t see myself stopping doing that (hello, free money!) I don’t know that everything I post will be sugar and spice but it will be honest.  I plan to share with you silly stories, meal plans, money ideas, and MS education.  It doesn’t matter if you have MS or not, my topics are relatable to life.

With MS, I suffer from Brain Fog (obvious as it sounds: confusion, memory loss, etc) and Brian Cog. It is getting harder and harder for me to find the right word, to use it correctly in a sentence.  I hope writing with help strengthen my brain again. I apologize now if something slips through the cracks. I do proof read before posting but it might not look like it.  I also tend to use the same words because my vocabulary is shrinking.  Prepare yourselves for lots of “Awesome” and “Amazing”, Not my first choice but I’m using what I’ve got to work with. I suffer with more issues from my MS and I know they will come up in my posts. If you have questions, you can ask. I tend to be an open book.

“She believed she could, so she did!”  MSfit Momma over and out!

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MSfit Momma tackles organizing the kid’s room 2 days before vacation is over.

As fast as I clean, my kids come in and mess it up.  They were incredibly blessed at Christmas time plus my daughters birthday was mid-November so I had waited to organize and straighten up toys they don’t play with until the beginning of Christmas Break but hey, at least it’s technically completed before they’re back in school. High five to me!

I get really overwhelmed by projects like this.  I have to wait until my energy is up because I know it will take a large part of the day and wipe me out for the rest of the day (if not a few days after, depending what it was that I did.)

This morning, I went into their room, said a prayer and plopped down to get started with a toy holder that pretty much holds whatever we can shove in there.  I turned it in to a game with my “helpers”.  My daughter looked for food items, while my son looked for blocks.  Then they put them in their temporary bucket homes.  I threw miscellaneous items into a third carton to go through after my helpers thought it wasn’t such a fun game anymore. That way I could trash stuff or donate stuff without their opinions or promises to play with it.  20150103_10244620150103_104304

I kept having an obvious bucket (barbies, cars, dinos, blocks) a question bucket and then a trash bucket. If it was something to donate, I threw it in a Book donation box or a Thrift Store donation box.  I kept reworking the piles/boxes smaller until I could find a spot for something in some organized fashion.  I don’t expect this to last long but at least for now everything is categorized in some way that makes sense to me.20150103_11151920150103_11473420150103_114745     20150103_132851 20150103_133220  20150103_15111320150103_151059

Also by happy accident, I found a big box of hand me downs that my hubs had helpfully put in the top of the closet. They will fit my son perfectly right now! Score!

What do you do to keep things organized, especially with kids? I’m always grateful for suggestions!