Hey! Are you a Super Woman? Me neither!



My two kids and I live with chronic pain from joint hypermobility syndrome. Here is where I share all of our wacky adventures with a dash of wisdom and a shot of vodka. I don’t take myself too seriously, and you shouldn’t either! If you live with chronic illness, have kids, or believe that pain is best managed by laughter, then this is the place for you. I talk about health, being a good enough parent (no helicoptering allowed), my mad skills as a suburban survivalist, and anything else that is rattling around in my drug-addled brain (curse you, Topamax!) You can check out some of my previous ramblings below.

Welcome! I’m glad you are here.



Recent Posts

How to Handle College and Chronic Illness

Emily speaks for me, and for a lot of people. College is often a huge transition out of our parents’ home and into our independent lives, which can be stressful. For those of us who are chronically ill, or worse, are yet undiagnosed, college and dorm life can seem daunting. But I don’t have all of the […]

I Think I Have EDS – What Do I Do Now?

You Are Not Alone  You or a family member are newly diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), or you suspect you have it based on the following criteria. You’re in pain. You’re overwhelmed. Likely, you’ve been trying to find answers for months or even years. You’ve probably “tried everything,” to feel better. You might have even developed a […]

A Letter to My Daughter

I had to write a letter to The Durable Daughter for a church retreat that she is going on this weekend. In the Unitarian Universalist Church, 13 year olds are in a “Coming of Age” year, which we have deemed a significant milestone, as these kids prepare to transition from middle school to high school. I […]