Parenting Advice for Chronically Ill Moms and Dads

Parenting is one of the most challenging yet rewarding jobs on the best of days. Between responsibilities inside the home and out, children certainly require more than it seems any one human could have time for. Throwing the difficulties of a chronic illness into the mix can make even the more simple day-to-day tasks feel…

Five ‘Unpopular’ Things People with Chronic Illnesses do

Self-care is pretty popular these days. It’s not uncommon to see images floating around the internet touting the amazing sensation of canceling plans out with friends to instead stay in and curl up with a good book. While we can all certainly agree from our own perspective, it’s often much more difficult to be the…

New Year’s Resolutions for those with Chronic Illnesses

With the new year right around the corner, many people are starting to think about their resolutions. From career advancement to romantic endeavors, it’s easy to look at January as a fresh start. And while these lists can get a bad rap, capitalizing on that sensation of newness isn’t a bad idea. In the spirit…

Gift Ideas for Those with Chronic Illnesses

Do you have a friend or loved one who struggles with a chronic illness? The holiday season can already be tough for them, but it’s also a great opportunity to show them you care. Instead of buying them another gift card (that they may not want to hit a crowded mall to use) consider some…

Drinking Hard or Hardly Drinking

Before I order another round…does anyone know the recommended limits of alcohol consumption? This probably isn’t something most people consider frequently. It is no secret that social events are a lot more relaxed and entertaining when alcohol is involved. I know I am guilty of enjoying a crispy lager from time to time. It makes…

How to Handle Thanksgiving as a Diabetic

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. It’s also filled with plenty of holidays, traditions and all sorts of opportunities to eat a bit off your usual track. With family in town, or you visiting others, it’s tough to keep track of a healthy eating plan. According to health experts, people with diabetes should try to…

Celebrating In-Home Heroes during National Family Caregivers Month

For good reason, much of the conversation around chronic illness is focused on the individual who’s suffering. November is National Family Caregivers Month, the perfect opportunity to touch upon difficult topics like caregiver anxiety and burnout — and to celebrate the work that they do. With the rising costs of assisted living and the lack…

Cooking Tips for Thanksgiving with a Chronic Illness

The holidays are a bit of a polarizing issue for many people. On the one hand, there are plenty of reasons to be jolly and merry. Some families can look forward to meeting the newest members, or simply getting to spend time with others. And on the other, it’s a time of year where it’s…