Hey! I’m the Malleable Mom! (that means flexible…)
I live with my husband, our two amazing kids, and our feisty rescue dog. I enjoy spending quality time with my family, when I am not teaching people how to pronounce my name (“It’s Few-ks.”). I have a BA and a BSN from the University of Pennsylvania, and I spent 10 years as a Pediatric Nurse until my health stopped me from being able to work. In 2012, my children and I were all diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (a genetic connective tissue disorder which causes hyper-flexible joints, among many other super annoying problems, like chronic pain and migraines.) We have needed to be “flexible” ever since, learning new ways to adapt to just about everything.
Now, I freelance write, maintain this award-winning blog, and have been published in the anthology I Just Want to Be Perfect, as well as online at Scary Mommy, Club Mid, The Bangor Daily News, I Just Want to Pee Alone, Mamapedia, and BLUNTmoms. I also performed in the 2015 DC cast of Listen to Your Mother. You can follow me on Instagram Twitter, and Pinterest.
Obligatory Inspirational BS
I have found that no matter what doors have closed in my life because of my health, other more amazing ones have opened, and I have brought every lesson along with me to make each new adventure even more rewarding. I don’t take myself too seriously, and I hope you don’t either!