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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

Coping

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

Coping

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

Coping

#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

Coping

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

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

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