Multi Tasking Mama Updates

Have some housekeeping and announcements to make at the start of this fine week!

First, we have two winners of the Susan G. Komen Commemorative journals, donated by Energizer.  According to, our eligible winners are Lemonade Making Mama and Muthering Heights.  Please contact me here within 72 hours to claim your prize and provide me with your mailing address.

Second, they have discovered the reason for my “hives”, which have turned out not to be hives.  I have lupus and am experiencing a skin flare.  Is it possible to have lupus and multiple sclerosis?  Well, the consensus between all my “ologists” is yes…it is rare but seems definitive in my case.  What does this mean?

It means I am going on a new medication to treat the lupus (said medication is making me more tired, which I didn’t think was humanly possible).  I have had a bunch of tests done to confirm all my diagnoses so that the doctors feel comfortable with these disorders (which they do).

It means big changes for our family.  We have been quietly praying about and considering downsizing our 3300 sq ft. home on two acres since my original multiple sclerosis diagnosis almost two years ago.  With this newest wrench in things, Mike and I both felt strongly that downsizing is the best option for our family right now.  We officially put our house on the market this weekend and I will be busy de-cluttering and packing in the next few weeks/months, etc. as we prepare to move.

We will be staying in our current area so that our boys friends, church, etc. is not disrupted unnecessarily.

I covet your prayers at this time.  Life is a little nuts right now and I don’t want to lose my focus on family or ministry during these circumstances.  God is bigger than all of this!!

Be blessed!



  1. That’s tough, but I think you’re making the right decision. Be sure to ask for help from your church family. I know getting yourself too tired and run down can be bad on your MS. And packing up a house is such a big job. Do you do Flylady? Her idea for doing things 15 minutes at a time has always been such a life saver for me because I’m an all or nothing kind of gal!

  2. Thanks for the support, Adrian! I am a professional organizer and love the Fly Lady- between my skills and the help of friends and family we should be okay! Thankfully we have a great church family (from your post today it looks like you do too =)

  3. My mom has lupus so if you ever have any questions please feel free to ask me. If I don’t have the answers my mom will and I am sure she’d welcome them! Hugs to you!

  4. How fun! Thank you! 🙂

  5. Oh sweet friend! I will definitely be praying for you! You are right, God is bigger than all of our mess!

  6. Oh, Melissa.

    Sending you tons of cyber hugs and of course you’ll be in my prayers.

  7. Oh.. I will be praying for your family and you. Sending you tons of **virtual hugs** and an award for your lovely blog. It’s at

    Blessings and best wishes.

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