A YORK mum is making a name for herself as a mummy blogger with a difference, by writing about parenting while living with chronic illness.
When Joanne Chapman was planning her wedding she had some practical considerations.
She would need a break between the wedding breakfast and evening and a place to sleep in case she got too tired...
Nine months before she got married, Joanne was diagnosed with relapse remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), a condition of the central nervous system in which the coating around nerve fibres is damaged.
She set up a blog, Poorly Parents and got in touch with the MS Society to ask for their advice on writing opportunities.
Months later she was surprised to be asked to write for their magazine, MS Matters and she currently writes for other MS websites Her focus is how parents can look after themselves to be the best possible carers to their children.