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EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME

Counting My Spoons: Life with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

In 2012, I was diagnosed with an incurable progressive disease called Ehlers-Danlos Hypremobility Syndrome. After struggling all my life with pain, dislocations and subluxations, migraines, stomach issues, multiple surgeries (nine to date) and so much more, I finally knew what was the root of my health problems. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is a rare genetic collagen deficiency […]

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Shopping with Kids Is Impossible!

Back in the day, pre-baby, my girlfriend and I used to have a few glasses of wine and go to Forever 21 for some buzzed shopping at its best. We love the store’s cute clothes and reasonable prices, but sipping and shopping was the only way we could handle the super loud music, high school girls […]

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When Mama Is Sick

It’s still that time of year when viruses and the flu are floating around like dandelions in a Midwest state breeze. Everyone’s child is sick or getting sick or getting over being sick, so it’s only a matter of time before it hits the rest of the family. When mama gets sick, though, she doesn’t […]

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Ode to Sleep

RIP, Sleep! We had a good run, but ever since my son made his epic appearance into the world, I feel like sleep and I have gone through a messy divorce of some sorts. And so my Ode to Sleep was created:   Will I ever sleep again? Will I forever be watching Big Ben? […]

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