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NaNoWriMo!

By On November 9, 2017

I am currently in a frenzy as I am participating in National Novel Writing Month. I am putting together a book on Fibromyalgia and chronic pain and am in dire need of… Read More

Coping

We Are Not Inadequate

By On January 21, 2017

On this historical day of the Women’s March, I spent the day watching my daughter do gymnastics. We had never been able to afford to send her, but she was gifted a… Read More

Coping

The 3 most effective ways for moms to cope during a flare. (That don’t involve yoga!)

By On January 8, 2017

To be honest, I think I’ve passed the “flare” phase of fibromyalgia. Meaning, I am in a constant state of steady symptoms whereas so many go through a few days or weeks… Read More

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Writing As Self Care – Guest Post

By On January 5, 2017

The following is an incredible guest post by a fellow mama with chronic pain. This is the must-read post to get you thinking about your own self-care, especially if you are a… Read More

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Moms > Pain

By On January 4, 2017

So I got to do a fun guest post for a wonderful mommy blogger who also suffers from chronic pain and a rare disease called Marfan Syndrome. I wrote the top 5… Read More

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You can add Sjogren’s to the list – seriously?

By On January 4, 2017

As of late, my gums have been inflamed. My tongue feels enlarged and burn. I wake up at night with the most severe dry mouth I have ever imagined – water doesn’t… Read More

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#IAmKratom

By On January 1, 2017

Before I discovered Kratom, I was fully dependent on opioid medications. Tylenol 3, Norco, Vicodin, Tramadol, Percocet. All of it. I was constantly sick and felt like garbage, but the meds were… Read More

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The Fight For Christmas

By On December 28, 2016

We made it. Christmas is over. I feel overwhelmingly exhausted and sad but grateful to be on the other side of it. Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year. The… Read More

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Parenting in the Fog

By On December 13, 2016

Can you imagine a parent forgetting to register their child for school? Because I have done that. I forget not just my own commitments but my kids and I get so angry… Read More

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The Dark Side of Fibromyalgia

By On December 12, 2016

Chronic pain is invisible. People can’t see our pain and most of us try so hard to make up for our symptoms. We smile more, laugh more, work more, push more. But… Read More