Surviving Life’s Hurdles has been created to provide some much-needed encouragement and support to anyone struggling with their own personal life hurdles, whatever they might be.

As the author of this blog, I aim to share a space which celebrates creativity and positivity when life gets tough.

I love family life (even if it’s not exactly what I imagined since becoming chronically ill) but I’m very aware of how few resources there are for ‘spoonie’ parents and how isolating it can feel so I’m really hoping that sharing my own experiences and activities will be something you find genuinely useful and inspiring.


More about me

I’m Natalie, I’m 34 and I live with my partner and our lovely 4-year-old son who both help to keep me going whenever times get tough!

Since being diagnosed with MS 3 and a half years ago my life has changed completely and many of the plans I had for my future are no longer possible.  Life has suddenly become a lot harder and I have many more problems to deal with every single day.  I am, however, a generally positive person and I make the most of life.  I enjoy being creative and treasure time with my family.

With this in mind, I will be sharing updates on my family life in the face of chronic illness and would love to build a supportive community of like-minded spoonie parents to cheer each other on!

Snapshots of my life April 2017

Keeping in touch

I’d love to hear from you so please do feel free to contact me!  You can easily comment on my posts or just drop me an email if you would like to get in touch;


You can easily keep up-to-date with my latest blog posts by following Surviving Life’s Hurdles on social media.

Thank you so much for the support you show my blog!







I’m not a medical professional and I’m not offering medical advice, I’m just an MS sufferer sharing my thoughts based on my own personal experiences. Any information or opinions featured on this site should never substitute seeking professional advice and I will not be liable for any errors in information, nor any losses or damages arising from the content of this site.

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