Celiac Kids and School Success: 6 Tips From A Mom Warrior

Austin flight

Our family’s gluten-free adventure began in 2003 when our son turned two and began to have a myriad of unpleasant issues. Ok, I know you are all going to laugh and say there is no such thing as a perfect two-year-old and I get that, but this was way more than just your typical two’s.  I stayed home with my beautiful new bundle of joy until he

A Podcast With PulpNature.com On Parenting, Self-Care and Community To Be A Happy Autoimmune Mom

PulpNature.com

  I had the honor of talking to Jessica Peavy, co-founder of PulpNature.com, about all things autoimmune, motherhood and community.  Jessica had great questions for me about taking time for yourself, working with your partner to come up with a plan for handling the kids during flare times, and the general approach to motherhood that you have to take as the reality of life as

“You Can Handle This. I Promise.” :: Why Adding Play, Risk Taking and Resilience Training Helps Your Autoimmune Life

MommaStrong

Only folks who have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease understand what I am about to say:  Getting the diagnosis of both Celiac and Hashimoto’s resulted in tears of relief and a moderately enthusiastic happy dance (with jazz hands). You’ve had it as well, maybe – the diagnosis that comes rolling out from a tinny voice on the other end of the phone.  Your immediate

18 Months Postpartum: Hashimoto’s Seesaw Starts Stabilizing

Hashimoto's mom 18 months postpartum

At a year and a half postpartum I’m feeling more optimistic about balancing life as the mother of a toddler and coping with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. I remember last year coping with this condition wasn’t exactly a walk in the park.  My thyroid levels were staying stubbornly stagnant – on the high end of the normal range.  I was dealing with symptoms like fatigue, brain fog,

Autoimmune In The Family: Don’t Dismiss Your “Mom Radar”

autoimmune issues in the family

I’m sure many of you reading this will understand when I say I feel like a detective with an honorary medical degree desperately trying to put together the pieces of this autoimmune puzzle.  To say this challenge is exhausting mentally, as well as physically, is an understatement. My diagnosis of Antiphospholipid Syndrome came after my second miscarriage.  As fate would have it, my OB/GYN also

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