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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.

How To Combat The Isolation Of Your Autoimmune Disease

One of the really not-so-fun things about having an autoimmune disease is that a lot of people just don’t know what it is. They don’t believe you really have a disease. They think the pain & fatigue isn’t real. They may even simply think it’s “all in your head” or “you just need more sleep.” (Don’t you hate it when

The Simple Benefits Of Easing Chronic Pain With A Daily Walk

When you’re diagnosed with chronic pain, it can be overwhelming, to say the least. There will be so many suggestions and medications and lifestyle changes that you’ll have to consider as you deal with your autoimmune disease. But there are some simple things you can do to help with your chronic pain that won’t ultimately feel like they’re taking up

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.