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Kids + Life

Given the frequent common symptoms of autoimmune are fatigue, inflammation, muscle/joint pain, digestive issues and more frequent occurrence of infections, this section covers ideas for moms to manage their health with active kids and at different periods in their life. Because many autoimmune conditions have a genetic component, staying on top of your children's potential to develop the conditions is important.

Your Autoimmune Disease Doesn’t Have To Define Your Holiday Season

Let’s just get it out in the open – the holiday season can be incredibly stressful. And we’re talking stressful for people who aren’t dealing with any kind of autoimmune disease. There are high expectations for everyone around you during the holidays. Your kids have high expectations about Santa Claus and the gifts they’ll be receiving. Your extended family expects

How To Have A Happy Halloween With Your Kids Regardless Of Your Autoimmune Disease

Halloween is an exciting time to be a kid – and a mom! Helping your kiddos plan their costumes and walking door-to-door with them as they trick-or-treat is definitely a mom favorite. But what happens when your autoimmune disease takes you away from sharing these memories with your kids? Maybe this year you’ll be too exhausted to walk around your

Life With Chronic Pain: Finding Your Courage From The Ones You Love

Living with chronic pain isn’t easy. There are some things you can’t do alone when you live with chronic pain. There will be days when you have to rely on the strength of the people you love. While it’s not always easy to ask for help, it can be relieving to draw on the strength of the people around you.

Living With An Autoimmune Disease And Learning To Say No

Little kids can say no. Usually it’s one of the first words they learn. They can shout it at you in the grocery store while throwing one of the biggest tantrums you’ve ever seen, and they scream it while you’re trying to feed them lima beans. They say it with ease. So if they can, why can’t we? Maybe it’s

Can Meditation Help You Combat the Pain + Fatigue That Comes With Your Autoimmune Disease?

As many of us on this autoimmune journey know, the full treatment plan is not just medication but also lifestyle changes. Meditation may not be able to fix your autoimmune disease, but it can help you find ways to better understand your mind and body. It’s not easy to quiet your mind, or even take time out to do it,