Chronic Friday Linkup 25

What is Chronic FridayLinkup?

Chronic Friday Linkup is a place for chronic illness bloggers to share their personal stories, inspiring messages, product reviews, or informative articles about chronic illness. 


What is the purpose of the linkup?

The purpose of this linkup is for chronic illness thrivers to help, encourage and support one another on our journey to healing. Chronic illness varies from person to person, but we all have the same end goal: to not feel alone and thrive in our lives.


Chronic Friday Linkup Hostess

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I am the writer and creator at Being Fibro Mom and My Fibro Journal. I am a follower of Christ, wife to a supportive husband, mother to four sweet children, and fibromyalgia thriver. Being Fibro Mom was created in 2013 in the hopes of helping fibromyalgia sufferers become fibromyalgia thrivers. My mission is to change the mantra “you don’t look sick” and replace it with knowledge, understanding, compassion, and healing.

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Chronic Friday Linkup Co-Hostess 


Hello! I’m Kristine (a.k.a. ‘Red) from ‘A Life Well Red’. 

In December of 2014 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS). It was then the true genesis of my website was formed. I sought out, and found millions of people living with, and suffering through what are called ‘invisible’ chronic illnesses.

These are the diseases that go widely unrecognized, and are often unacknowledged because we don’t ‘look’ sick. And yet, they are anything but invisible to us, and to the ones we love. 

It is my goal to continue to bring legitimacy and understanding to these conditions that affect tens of millions of people all around the world. With a focus on; educating with factshealthy living, and (hopefully) humor, I invite you to come along with me, as we strive to find beauty and grace living this life with ‘invisible’ chronic illness.

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This Week’s Featured Blogger


June 27, 2016 Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS News from Fed Up With Fatigue

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June 27 2016 Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news #FibroNews
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Other Notable Posts


Fibro Mama Pregnancy Diaries Weeks 11-14 from Confessions of a Fibro Mama

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Fibro Mama Pregnancy Diaries Weeks 11-14 #FibroPregnancy
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When Awareness Becomes Stigma from Snowflakes and Spoons

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When Awareness Becomes Stigma #awareness
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New Articles at Being Fibro Mom 


Nothing New This Week

I have been spending my energetic mornings with my kiddos and enjoying those moments with them. One day they will be “too old” to hang out with mom. I’m holding on while I can. I’ll be back to writing articles soon. In the meantime, I’m doing research on fibro, brainstorming articles, and catching up on articles for The Fibromyalgia Magazine 

 What I Am Currently Reading

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Over the holiday weekend I started and finished Room by Emma Donoghue*. Like any book made into a movie, the book was way better. I gave it 4 out of five stars. This is the review I left on Goodreads:

I liked the child’s narration of the book. It gave an unique perspective and an innocence of seeing the world for the first time. I’m looking forward to other novels by this author.

Currently, I am reading a memoir called The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls*. So far, I’m loving it, and glad to have bought it for my book collection (I’m picky to which books I buy).

Book description from Amazon:

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn’t stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an “excitement addict.” Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever.

Later, when the money ran out, or the romance of the wandering life faded, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town — and the family — Rex Walls had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents’ betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home.

What is so astonishing about Jeannette Walls is not just that she had the guts and tenacity and intelligence to get out, but that she describes her parents with such deep affection and generosity. Hers is a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that despite its profound flaws gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

For two decades, Jeannette Walls hid her roots. Now she tells her own story. A regular contributor to, she lives in New York and Long Island and is married to the writer John Taylor.


Group Boards on Pinterest

 I have two group board on Pinterest – Chronic Illness and Fibromyalgia Information. If you’d like to be added as a contributor to either or both boards, please contact me.

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