OH! I Know Someone…

We've all been somewhere, telling a story and that one person says,"Oh, I know someone who_________!" Am I right? Most of the time I just smile politely and think snarky things to myself when someone tells me they know someone with one of my conditions and how barley oat grass cured them or a gluten … Continue reading OH! I Know Someone…

The Sleeping Beast Awakens…

It had been months of agonizing stress waiting for court process after process to finally adopt our children. Nearly 18 months after parental rights had been severed in fact. During those months of stress and worry I was in a constant flare. My body was the remains of a desert rave after the hundreds of … Continue reading The Sleeping Beast Awakens…

All of The Labels and Then Some

Anyone who knows me well, knows I really quite despise labels. I'm not their bio-mom, adoptive mother, foster mom... I'm a MOM. I have a shirt from one of my favorite foster family non-profits that says: Bio, Adoptive, Foster all with a line through them and then MOM in big letters at the bottom. I … Continue reading All of The Labels and Then Some

Then There Were Two And Also Five…

Remember when I said my RA was under 'good control' and I was trying to navigate a new me with limitations? That only lasted a couple of months before they lumped on another diagnosis. This one I at least saw coming. Well, I kind of saw it stealthily peeking out from the corner of that … Continue reading Then There Were Two And Also Five…

In The Beginning…

Like many of you living with chronic illnesses, I wasn't always this sick. I was once a young, healthy, vibrant woman running miles on the treadmill or on a trail, training for a marathon, working out 7 days a week and enjoying life with my family. But, that marathon never came to fruition. You see … Continue reading In The Beginning…