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My Do Well Journey

My Do Well journey started when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. It was 2010, and I woke one morning with a strange sensation in my eyes. They felt dilated, as when you get an eye exam – but they weren’t. It was a particularly stressful few days due to the passing of my dear aunt who meant so much to many of us. This feeling persisted for a few days...

Summer Essentials Online Facebook Class

The summer is a time where nothing should hold you back from having an absolutely wonderful time! Whether you want to go to the beach, hiking, swimming, attend a BBQ, etc., you should be uninhibited without a worry in the world. But wait… There is the possibility of a too much sun exposure, countless bug bites, chlorine damaged hair, and fo...

She Looks Fine to Me...

I am so proud to be a guest blogger on The Malleable Mom! She is funky and fantastic and her blog is a great source of information and laughs. This blog post is in honor of “Invisible Illness Awareness Week” and I think that you are really going to like it! At the heart of the issue is how important it is to be your own health advocate and steps on how to d...

Road Trip Fail

This has been a crazy year of road trips! This winter we drove from Annapolis, Maryland to Vermont to visit colleges up north for our oldest son. From Vermont we drove to Boston, then to New Hampshire, then New York City to do a college tour at each stop, and back to Annapolis. It snowed 18 inches one night and we drove about 30 miles per hour for much of o...

A Rough Couple of Weeks

It’s been a rough couple of weeks. Seriously. Personally, there have been some emotional challenges. For starters, my two oldest children are growing up. Hard to believe, right? The nerve of them. They are 23 months apart. Which means that they have close birthdays and within one month this summer, they turned 16 and 18. Unless you have had kids who start ...

Revised Spoon Theory

Have you heard of The Spoon Theory? Written by Christine Miserandino (please read it here http:/ /www.butyoudontlooksick.com ), it is a great analogy for how someone with chronic illness feels as they go about their day. It is a great tool for helping healthy people to understand what it is like to live with illness on a day to day basis. Imagine that every...