Hi I was diagnosed with RRMS when my children were 3 and 1. They are now 19 and nearly 17. Oldest is at uni,youngest about to start 2nd year at college. Yes times have been difficult especially as we have no family living nearby. But we have had loads of great times since my dx. Been to Florida,Canada where we went white water rafting,The Canaries,Spain and last year went to Australia where we snorkelled on Great Barrier Reef.
Ten years ago we bought a puppy, he is now 10 and he helped me get out of the house to walk him,since then added another dog. I still work part time in a job I enjoy.
Having children to look after has taken my mind of this horrible condition and thankfully whilst they were little my MS didn't bother me. Infact I only told them I had MS last Summer when we came back from Australia and I was about to start DMD. I had decided when I got dx that I wanted them to get through their childhood without them worrying about their Mum having MS. I realise that this is not always possible if symptoms are more obvious.
My advice to any parents with MS is make the most of each day with your children-even simple things like playing board games, doing jigsaws,try and spend time with them and make the most of any help from family,friends etc..