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.



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