Favorite Trader Joe’s Items for Easy Healthy Eating

Favorite Trader Joe’s Items for Easy Healthy Eating
  Roundup of The Best Healthy Trader Joe’s Products   If you have never been to a Trader Joe’s, you’re missing out on affordably priced, healthy food options. I used to avoid shopping at Trader Joe’s because the stores near me had terrible parking and were always really crowded, no matter what time I shopped. ...

The Road to Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis – Part 2

10. April 2017 Health 0
The Road to Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis – Part 2
  My Experience With Getting An Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis   If you missed the first part of my story, be sure to read part 1 about the reasons that led to an autoimmune diagnosis.   Meeting the Rheumatologist for Autoimmune Diagnosis I am fortunate to have good medical insurance (don’t get me started on my ...

The Road to Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis

05. April 2017 Health 0
The Road to Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis
  My Experience With Getting An Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis   I get asked about my autoimmune disease a lot. New doctors ask me how I was diagnosed. Family members ask about my diagnosis and fellow parents and friends ask how I knew I had an autoimmune disease. I’ve had new friends – who didn’t know ...

7 Qualities of a Good Pediatrician

27. March 2017 Health 0
7 Qualities of a Good Pediatrician
  What to Look for in a Pediatrician   If you are searching for a pediatrician for your child, you know it can be stressful. I lucked out and found the perfect pediatrician for our family, but if you are in search of a new pediatrician for your family, there are specific things you should ...

10 Simple Bedtime Stretches

22. March 2017 Health 0
10 Simple Bedtime Stretches
  Stretches Improve Mobility and Balance – Don’t Skip Your Stretches, Add Them To Your Bedtime Routine   I will come clean here and admit that I hate doing my stretches. Even before my Ankylosing Spondylitis diagnosis, I was never able to touch my toes, making the popular downward dog Yoga pose painful and frustrating. ...

Picking the Right Pediatrician

08. March 2017 Health 0
Picking the Right Pediatrician
  Why You Need to Be on the Same Page as Your Pediatrician   Before kids, I never realized the importance of choosing a doctor who shares your philosophy. I was a (previously) healthy person who only went to the doctor for allergy issues and stress-related tension headaches. I didn’t need much from my doctor, ...

10 Secrets of A Chronically Ill Mom

06. March 2017 Health 0
10 Secrets of A Chronically Ill Mom
  Don’t Judge if You Don’t Know – Chronic Illness Can Be Invisible   I work hard to hide my chronic illness from my kids. I don’t want them to worry about it and I try hard to not let it affect their childhood. Since I have a degenerative condition, I don’t know what the ...

How Busy Moms Can Fit In Healthy Eating

14. February 2017 Health 1
How Busy Moms Can Fit In Healthy Eating
  Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have to Be Hard if You Take Shortcuts   I was at Target yesterday and two toddler moms were in line behind me chatting about how crazy busy they are. One of the moms said she can’t remember the last time she put a fruit of vegetable in her mouth. I ...

Life With Young Kids and an Autoimmune Disease

23. January 2017 Health 2
Life With Young Kids and an Autoimmune Disease
How I Balance Parenting with an Autoimmune Disease   I have a husband, two young children (ages 7 and 3), a job, volunteer activities and an autoimmune condition (Ankylosing Spondylitis) and secondary fibromyalgia. While I prefer not to let me autoimmune disease get in the way of my life, unfortunately, they do sometimes (OK, more ...

Parenting While Sick

07. November 2016 Health 0
Parenting While Sick
How to Handle Young Kids When You Don’t Feel Well   I have an autoimmune disease. There have been many times where I’ve had to parent my kids when I was recovering from a medical procedure or just not feeling well. So I know a thing or two about parenting while ill.   You don’t ...