Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Why Does Mommy Hurt? Coming Late May 2014!

Why Does Mommy Hurt?  

Helping kids cope with having a parent or caregiver with chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, or autoimmune disease
all rights reserved, copyright 2014

copyright 2014, Elizabeth M. Christy 
By: Elizabeth M. Christy
Illustrated by: James G. Miller

"This is a beautifully illustrated book which helps children understand the experience of their parents' chronic illness or pain.  This book helps open up communication about some of the most common problems for those with a chronically ill parent-child relationship, including fatigue, forgetfulness and frustration.  I advise it for all of you parents of small children out there with Fibromyalgia or chronic pain!"
-Dr.Kent Smalley, Mychronicpain.com

"This book will help millions!"

- Jan Chambers, President of  The National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA)  *A portion of the books proceeds will benefit the NFMCPA!

Living with chronic pain or illness is hard enough, but how do you explain it to children? This beautifully illustrated book is a joyful, yet honest, portrayal of family life burdened with the problem of chronic illness.  This is a delightful story told from the point of view of a young boy learning to understand and cope with his mother’s Fibromyalgia and chronic pain. The story is told in a way that creates natural opportunities for the family to talk about both the symptoms of chronic illness (such as pain, frustration, fatigue, and memory problems) and how they affect family life. Even more importantly, this story puts power into the hands of the children in these families by validating and giving a voice to their feelings, explaining chronic pain in a way they can understand, providing a model for thinking and acting positively, and showing them how they could help a loved one afflicted by chronic pain.  This book is appropriate for the families of young children who have a parent or caregiver experiencing any of a wide-variety of illnesses associated with chronic pain, such as: Lupus, Lyme Disease, ME, CFS, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Autoimmune Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and many others. It also includes a helpful "tips & resources" section for parents, which provides information and urls to support parents, like inspire.com and myinvisiblelife.net.

My son talking about his mommies new book!

The paperback is $9.95 on Amazon.com, and the eBook is $3.95. Both also available on parentswithpain.com/shop

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Tags: fibromyalgia, chronic pain, invisible illness, childrens book, self-publishing, kickstarter, meCFS, lyme disease, autoimmune disease, MCTD, UCTD, spoonie, FM, parenting


  1. I love it! How much will the book cost? :-)

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  3. That's amazing!!!! I saw a sneak peek of it a few months ago!! It's a great story!! Very happy for you!

    It says send email - but to who??

  4. It says to email potomacfallsmama at gmail.com :) Just add the @ symbol in there. Hope that helps!

  5. Thanks Grace! Yes we edited the link to include just the email address, the link wasn't working properly.

    Thanks :)

  6. The paperback will retail for $9.95, and the eBook will be $3.95

  7. As a sign of gratitude for how my son was saved from fibromyalgia , i decided to reach out to those still suffering from this.
    My son suffered fibromyalgia in the year 2013 and it was really tough and heartbreaking for me because he was my all and the symptoms were terrible, he always complain of joint stiffness, and he always have difficulty falling asleep . we tried various therapies prescribed by our neurologist but none could cure him. I searched for a cure and i saw a testimony by someone who was cured and so many other with similar body problem, and he left the contact of the doctor who had the cure to fibromyalgia . I never imagined fibromyalgia has a natural cure not until i contacted him and he assured me my son will be fine. I got the herbal medication he recommended and my son used it and in one months time he was fully okay even up till this moment he is so full of life. fibromyalgia has a cure and it is a herbal cure contact the doctor for more info on drwilliams098765@gmail.com on how to get the medication. Thanks for reading my story

  8. You could be qualified to receive a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.

  9. Great post! Thanks you so much for the share. Keep up the Excellent work, we look forward to reading more from you in the future!
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