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

Why We Heart Our Posture Pump®

It’s been a while since I’ve checked in with you. Mostly because I’m miserably sitting here typing with one hand, and it’s hard. Shoulder surgery suuuuuucks.  I can say that with some authority, because in the last 24 months, I’ve had both brain and spine surgery, and they were cake walks compared to this. The […]

What is a Sleep Study Like?

Let’s talk about sleep studies: have you ever had one? I did a sleep study about 20 years ago, and it showed that I had very limited amounts of restorative sleep, which they attributed at the time to my having “fibromyalgia” and trying to put me on a number of low dose antidepressants to get […]

How to (Un)Straighten a Neck: the Posture Pump®

Freeze. Are you reading this on your smartphone or laptop? How is your head positioned? (Looking down, right?) You aren’t alone. The Washington Post reported that over half of the adult population is guilty of behavior that leads to the growing problem known as “tech neck,” and it’s getting worse every year. I began my […]