Being Mom

Should Every one Get a Trophy? Participation medal

Should Everyone Get a Medal: Participation Trophies

Should everyone get a medal? Growing up, I was involved in a lot of athletics and competitive events.  I have a box full of trophies, medals, and certificates showing my success.  As my children begin their own adventures into the sports world, their generation’s parents have created a push for participation trophies.   While receiving a…

Being a Teacher and a Mom

Mom Teacher: Benefits of Being a Teacher and Mom

Is being a teacher and a mom a benefit or a drawback to teaching? I’ve seen it both ways and they both have benefits and drawbacks. After many years of staying home with my children, I returned back to teaching.  While returning to teaching, the question, “Is having children a benefit or drawback to teaching?”…

Childhood Friends, Birthday Wish and Starting School

Childhood Friends Birthday Wish and Starting School

Starting school, making friends and my hopes for my children’s future. A new school year a new outlook

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EnviroKlenz: Air Purifier for Allergies

I was given the HVAC air cartridge by EnviroKlenz as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own. I am not influenced by the company. As a follow-up to Migraine and Allergies I have changed a few things…

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Are Allergies and Headaches Triggering Your Migraine Attacks?

Allergies and headaches go hand in hand with me. Several years ago, I had sinus surgery.  I get a lot of headaches from allergies. I have suffered from sinus issues and infections my whole life (just like migraine).  After many sinus infections, this year I decided to look for more answers on why I’m still…

3 Days at Disney World: the Fun, Frustration and a Migraine Attack

3 Days at Disney World: the Fun, Frustration and a Migraine Attack

I went to Disney World for 3 days and I could probably write a book on it.  Instead, I’m going to focus on three things.  Where to begin? Disney World is called the happiest place on earth for a reason.  If you’ve been following me from the beginning, you know this is not the first…

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Lessons Your Children Learn or Miss on Vacation

I just came home from vacation with 4 children under 9.  When we left for vacation I was reminded that school districts look poorly on unexcused absences.  My answer was, “My children learn endless lessons on vacation and I’m not apologizing for showing them the world.” While on the cruise, I noticed lessons learned and…

My Migraine Life 2016 Highlights

My Migraine Life 2016 Highlights

My Migraine Life 2016 highlights, time to reflect. My Migraine Life has become more than I could have ever imagined and helped so many this year!  The feedback, comments, shares, and personal emails have touched my heart, THANK YOU!!! I have tried to give back as much as I’ve been given, and that’s a lot!…

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Thankful and Grateful Despite Migraine

I am thankful and grateful despite migraine. My chronic illness has made me a thankful person in general.  I’m thankful when I’m not in my dark quiet room.  It doesn’t mean that I’m not in pain, but if I’m good enough to be out of bed, I’m thankful. Thankful with Migraine I’m thankful for many,…

Chronic pain, Migraine and having fun in my own way

 Today I am having a higher pain day but am happy I am able to participate in the U.S. Pain Foundation’s month of empowerment post. The picture I am posting is of me at my son’s 3rd birthday party.  I have a migraine on almost all birthday’s and holidays.  His birthday was a Paw Patrol…

Weighted Blanket

Allay Lamp- Green Light Therapy

Axon Optics- Light sensitivity glasses

Headache Hat- Ice Hat

Organic Aromas

Himilayan Salt Lamp

Heat Wrap

Migraine Magick

Theraspecs

Med Manager

Huggaroo

Avulux

Norb Light Bulb

Kold Tec

Be Naturals Organics

Bed of Nails