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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

Fibromyalgia

I’m The “Messy Mom”

By On May 26, 2017

Recently in one of my fibro support groups, someone was telling how their relative had been berating them for having a messy house. This person has fibromyalgia along with other chronic illnesses… Read More

Fibromyalgia

Growing Pains or Fibromyalgia?

By On February 21, 2017

My 7 year old has been complaining about pain in her left Achilles tendon. After x-rays showed no issue, doc advised us to ice it and rest. It seemed to be fine… 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

Fibromyalgia

My Husband Is the “Better” Parent – And That’s OK

By On December 17, 2016

As I sat at dinner with my children one night, my 7-year-old asked me something so profound that I didn’t know how to react or respond. “Mommy, how come Daddy does everything… Read More

Fibromyalgia

Fibro Guilt: Parenting in Pain

By On December 12, 2016

“Mommy, do you want to come on a walk with us?” My daughter asks me this every time her dad is taking my kids on a nature hike. And every time my… Read More