More Effective Ways to Advocate for Your Loved One

More Effective Ways to Advocate for Your Loved One

The dictionary defines an advocate as “a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person or cause; a person who pleads for or…

28 Simple Ways to Address Stress

28 Simple Ways to Address Stress

Sometimes, too much of a good thing, is not a good thing.  That is the case for a powerful little chemical our bodies make called Cortisol.  Don’t…

A Hallmark Card Does Not A Successful Marriage Make

A Hallmark Card Does Not A Successful Marriage Make

I grew up watching a lot of soap operas. They were on all day at my babysitter’s.  I also was very drawn to romance novels when I…

Breakin’ The Rules

Breakin’ The Rules

I would not consider myself a risk-taker.  I like things safe and predictable.  I think most people would describe me as cautious and conservative.  One of my main…

Products You Might Not Know Contain Corn

Products You Might Not Know Contain Corn

We live in Indiana and it seems like we can’t drive 10 minutes in any direction without seeing a corn field.  It is the backbone of agriculture…

What in the Heck is Eosinophilic Esophagitis?

What in the Heck is Eosinophilic Esophagitis?

Just saying Eosinophilic Esophagitis is a mouthful.  The funny thing is, I heard this term about 5 years before I needed to when an acquaintance mentioned she…

9 Misconceptions About Allergies

9 Misconceptions About Allergies

You are either born with them or you aren’t.  Maybe that was true back in our grandparent’s day but these days you can have not one single…

Peanut-Free Doesn’t Have to Drive You Nuts

Peanut-Free Doesn’t Have to Drive You Nuts

It has been 8 years since I have had peanut butter, and I love peanut butter.  But I love my daughter more.  After Sparkle had weird reactions…

Savoring the Seconds: Encouragement for Not Missing the Precious Things in Life  (Part 1)

Savoring the Seconds: Encouragement for Not Missing the Precious Things in Life (Part 1)

Life is full of hard.  And complicated.  And busy.  And exhausting.  Minutes blur into hours and those into days.  Each day we do the best we can to…

3 Things That Make Me Want to Wring the Doctor’s Neck (Figuratively.  Sort of)

3 Things That Make Me Want to Wring the Doctor’s Neck (Figuratively. Sort of)

Chronic illness is tougher than tough.  Throw in a rare disorder or two and that is a whole different beast. There are so many things that are…

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