Motherhood

Pregnancy & Autoimmune Disease: How I Prepared for a Healthy Flare-Free Pregnancy
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Pregnancy & Autoimmune Disease: How I Prepared for a Healthy Flare-Free Pregnancy

This is Part 1 of my Pregnancy & Autoimmune Disease Series. The other posts in this series include: Part 2: How I’m Managing My Autoimmune Disease(s) While Pregnant Part 3: First Trimester Update: Coping with Symptoms & Saying Goodbye to Hashimoto’s Disease Part 4: 2nd & 3rd Trimester Update: Battling Anemia, Restless Legs, & Hip Pain…

6 Tools We Use to Simplify Life & Reduce Mental Clutter
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6 Tools We Use to Simplify Life & Reduce Mental Clutter

You know what’s missing from a bunch of autoimmune self-help books? Emphasis on the smaller things – the behind-the-scenes stuff that must happen in order to make any sort of lifestyle or diet change last.  I get why it’s not in there. If it were, the book would be 1,000 pages (too) long and nobody with…

How to Do Housework When You’re Exhausted from Autoimmune Disease
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How to Do Housework When You’re Exhausted from Autoimmune Disease

Tired all the time due to your autoimmune disease? Here are our best tips for managing housework and chores while battling chronic fatigue & exhaustion. What does peanut butter and jelly, and autoimmune disease paired with no energy, have in common? WARNING: Dad joke imminent… They always go together! Get it?! (I know it’s not…

How to Support a Chronically Ill Spouse Who Has Autoimmune Disease
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How to Support a Chronically Ill Spouse Who Has Autoimmune Disease

Did you know that people who write on blogs aren’t perfect? Take me for instance, I screw things up all the time, especially when it comes to my home life. No one does everything right! Even if it seems that way. Imperfections aside, I still write about things I believe everyone should strive for. And…

How We’re Raising Our Kids Differently (As 2 Parents with Autoimmune Disease)

How We’re Raising Our Kids Differently (As 2 Parents with Autoimmune Disease)

Between the Hashimoto’s Disease (me) and the Celiac Disease (Frank, my husband), and the Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s, Vitiligo, and Grave’s Disease within our extended families, many people just assume that our kids are destined for a life of autoimmune disease. I’ll admit. It’s a hefty genetic history to pass on to our tiny babes. Take me back…

Why We Choose to Prevent Autoimmune Disease in Our Children
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Why We Choose to Prevent Autoimmune Disease in Our Children

“Are you going to feed your baby gluten?” Out of all the questions to ask a pregnant woman, you wouldn’t believe this is the one I was asked most. I suppose this makes sense… I don’t eat gluten after all. Neither does my husband, Frank. He has an autoimmune condition called Celiac Disease that damages…