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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.

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Recent Posts

Reduce Anxiety From a New Diagnosis

My husband kissed me hello after he walked in the door today. “Thanks for not having cancer…again.” A suspicious lump had me racing to my local breast center last week, and the biopsy results came in today (benign – whew!) Seven months ago, I had brain surgery to remove a tumor that turned out also […]

Why Eggs and Bunnies at Easter?

(Originally posted April 2 2015) Why Eggs and Bunnies at Easter? If glitter is the herpes of the craft world, then food dye is syphilis. It’s not that I’m not crafty – I get a meth high from a Pinterest Board just like every other red-blooded ‘Merican Mom. But I draw the line when that […]

How to Vacation with a Disability

(Don’t have time to read the whole post? Check out my list of tips at the end!) We lasted 12 years without taking our kids to Orlando. But this was finally our year to make the time and financial investment to bring them to Universal Studios and Disney World. However, three out of four of […]