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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.

Rainy Or Not: You Can Play With Your Kids Inside While Dealing With Your Chronic Disease

There’s something so special about a rainy day. It’s beautiful and peaceful outside. And your kids get to stay inside with you (which may not be as peaceful). But it’s always an exciting time to have everyone home on a rainy, Saturday afternoon. When you have a chronic disease, chances are that they aren’t too many days where you can

Living With An Autoimmune Disease: Find Some Time To Laugh Every Day

There’s so much about having an autoimmune disease that’s serious. It’s sad and disheartening and heavy. So we have just one question for you today: Have you taken some time to laugh today? Have you at least cracked a smile? It is so incredibly important to take some time to enjoy yourself every single day. This is even true for

How SMART Goals To Help You Live With An Autoimmune Disease Every Day

When you were doing homework and studying in school, chances are you had a teacher who taught you about making SMART goals. It may have been a while since you were in school and learned about SMART goals, so it’s time for a little brain refresher. SMART goals are specific, measured, attainable, result-oriented and timely goals that can help you

Living An Autoimmune Life: Using Yoga To Combat Your Chronic Pain

You may be an expert on yoga pants, but how much do you actually know about yoga? Yoga is basically equal parts meditation, breathing exercises and stretching. It’s something that can be used for spiritual purposes, exercise, stress relief, and even chronic pain. You may think that yoga is something you don’t have time or energy for, but it’s actually

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