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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

Dogs vs. Kids

By On December 17, 2016

I’ve noticed lately that I have been gravitating toward my dog more than my kids. I talk to him in a baby voice but yell at my kids, I share spoonfuls of… Read More

Coping

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

Coping

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

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

Fibromyalgia

I’m the “anti-social mom”

By On December 12, 2016

I used to function like a normal person – go out to bars, stay up til 3 a.m., go walking around downtown, shopping for hours. And by “used to” I mean up… Read More