top 10 chronic illness posts of 2017

Top 10 chronic illness posts of 2017

2017 has been another interesting year here on Chronic Mom. Every year I go back and forth on whether to keep blogging. I’ve been doing it since 2011 and I always wonder if I’ve run out of things to say. However, with the recent hysteria about the opioid crisis I’ve been practically gifted a whole new […]

managing the holidays as a parent with chronic illness

Managing the holidays as a parent with chronic illness

The holidays can be a rough time period for everyone. There’s so much to do it’s easy to feel stressed, hurried, and overwhelmed. It’s even harder if you have a chronic illness and you have to deal with the limitations of your body. Often we can barely make it through the typical day so the […]

5 ways to combat your fatigue

5 ways to combat your fatigue

Fatigue is one of the most difficult symptoms people with chronic illness deal with. There’s no magic cure, no pill you can take, and no easy treatment. Fatigue is hard to understand which is why many doctors do not take it seriously and will suggest patients try harder or just get over it. Some will […]

managing fibromyalgia in heat and humidity

Managing Fibromyalgia in Heat and Humidity

This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for details.  In a few weeks I’m going camping… In July… In Louisiana… Just writing that makes me start to sweat. Clearly I have a screw loose for agreeing to do such a thing, especially after complaining about how much I hate summer. However, I […]

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 […]