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7 Easy Kids Recipes Pumpkin and Halloween Fun

7 Easy Kids Recipes Pumpkin and Halloween Fun

There are so many kid's recipes for pumpkin and Halloween snacks.  I have come up with some of my favorite healthy fall snacks for kids and a few unhealthy. They are simple kid-friendly pumpkin recipes with ...
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 ...
Is it Possible for a Teacher Mom?

Work Life Balance: Is it Possible for a Teacher Mom?

Teacher mom work life balance is really hard. 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 ...
Childhood Friends, Birthday Wish and Starting School

Childhood Friends Birthday Wish and Starting School

This time of year, I reflect on childhood friends, a birthday wish, and starting new. My birthday is in August and always makes me feel sentimental. As the school year begins, I have been thinking about ...
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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 ...
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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
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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, ...

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 ...