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 Illness 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…

Favorite Halloween Movies to watch when you’re dealing with a Flare-Up

If you’re struggling with a flare-up from a chronic health condition this Halloween, chances are good that you’ll be opting out of the pumpkin patches and corn mazes. Having to sit on the sidelines during the holidays can be especially frustrating, but the good news is that there’s still a time-honored tradition that you can…

Traveling with a Chronic Illness

Whether you’ve struggled with a chronic illness your entire life or it’s a newer condition, you may already know how difficult it can be to enjoy travel. From seating on planes, trains, and buses designed for a special kind of torture to beds made out of granite, it can sometimes feel like the experience may not be worth…

4 Surprising Facts about Lupus

With about 1.5 million people living with lupus in the US, this chronic disease might not be on your radar. The average American may be more likely to see it on a medical TV show rather than know a person with lupus. In fact, nearly 75 percent of Americans surveyed were unaware of what lupus…

Smoothie Add-Ins to Help with Chronic Inflammation

According to Harvard Health, the foods we eat can play a major role in how we feel. For some, this may be as simple as avoiding refined carbohydrates or sugary drinks to keep their allergy symptoms in check and help them maintain a healthy weight. For those suffering from conditions such as lupus or type…

A Healthy Summer with Your Chronic Illness

Summer is often thought of as a time for fun, play, and adventure. If you’re a parent, the kids are out of school and itching to go exploring. For those in colder climes, summer is when the snow is finally gone for good and it’s time to enjoy the parks and hiking trails. When it…

Relationships with a Chronic Illness- What I’ve Learned

Being in and maintaining a long lasting and meaningful relationship can be difficult, even for those who don’t have a chronic illness to deal with. I personally avoided getting into a long-term relationship for a long time for a few reasons. I feared the reaction that I would get once I told the person that…

Tips to Keep Pain Levels Low

There are plenty of scientific articles and studies out there on the most effective ways to help people with chronic illnesses manage their pain levels. Sometimes, though, it can be difficult to figure out how to actually apply that advice in the real world. Guided Meditation Not to sound all woo-woo, but this one can…