Month: August 2017

How to Survive Parenting When You Have A Chronic Disease

Sometimes having a chronic disease is more than I can handle.  Sometimes being a parent is more than I can handle.  Sometimes doing both is like staying awake to watch a movie past ten o’clock in your thirties: impossible. I’m coming up on two years since IC (Interstitial Cystitis) started and I’ve been forced into a corner of self-awareness that had previously been empty and ignored. I learned that pain turned me into the mean mom at Walmart.  You know who I’m talking about.  Don’t pretend you’ve never judged her.  She’s the one screaming at her kids to shut...

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Why Creativity Requires Breakfast

Today I want to blubber about breakfast. I know it’s quite the detour from chronic illness support and my “youzhe“, but while eating breakfast in the Starbuck’s of our hotel in Nashville, as I glanced over and saw the disheveled family sitting near us, it dawned on me that breakfast holds some truth and maybe it deserves to be heard.  If not, I can easily delete this entire draft and start over, but for now, you’re going to be served some breakfast, over easy, toast on the side, lightly buttered. I just got back from an amazing vacation with my family and for the...

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