7 reasons summer is the worst

7 reasons summer is the worst

It’s that time again. Time for sun, sweat, and bugs. Time to run the AC nonstop while you close the blinds and pretend you live in a cave. Time for swollen hands and legs and increased pain levels. Ah, there’s nothing like the magic of summer. If you’re lucky enough to live in a climate […]

celebrating small victories when you have a chronic illness

Celebrating the small victories with chronic illness

The past few months have been physically miserable for me. A bout with bronchitis, turned into another one, and another one, and another one, and then strep throat, and then a sinus infection which has so far lasted 3 months (no end in sight, I’m once again a medical marvel). So I’m seriously understating things when I […]

the ultimate gift guide for mothers with chronic illness

The ultimate gift guide for mothers with chronic illness

This post contains affiliate links, please see my disclosure policy for details Mother’s day is coming up in a few weeks and full disclosure, I hate it. My husband and children typically cook up a good breakfast, but more often than not I end up having to clean up the giant mess they made which […]

6 tips for better sleep with chronic pain

6 tips for better sleep with chronic pain

This post contains affiliate links, please see my disclosure policy for more details.  Getting to sleep and staying there is one the most difficult struggles that comes from living with chronic pain. For me, I deal with pain by distracting myself, but I get in trouble come nighttime when there are no more distractions. At night when […]

5 kitchen and cooking tips for fibromyalgia

5 kitchen and cooking tips for fibromyalgia

When you have Fibromyalgia or any other chronic illness it’s really important to eat healthy, but cooking from scratch often seems like a daunting task. Some days it’s too tiring to stand, some days your hands are too stiff to cooperate, some days your pain levels are too high, and some days you are just […]