#migrainesandmotherhood

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It’s true. The inmates are running the asylum. And although I didn’t give birth to my dogs, I think they might be second in command. . . #lifewithkids #momlife #funnybecauseitstrue #lifewithteens #lifewithkidsanddogs #momofkidsanddogs #migrainemom #migrainesandmotherhood
As if (via @thedailymigraine ) I’m not lazy, or avoiding things, I have a debilitating condition that requires me to pace myself, not do too much in one day, and rest when the symptoms are bad. I do this so I can be present for my family. . . . #migraine #migrainewarrior #itsnotjustaheadache #lifewithkidsandmigraine #migrainemom #migrainesandmotherhood
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Brunch with my girl. Eggs Benedict, coffee, and a mimosa. My favorite brunch treats. I ordered a roasted tomato benedict with no bread or meat - tomato, avocado, and poached eggs with a side of fresh fruit. Delish!! . . . #brunch #mimosaplease #motherdaughterdate #ilovemygirl #motherdaughterselfie #motherdaughterbonding #momlife #lifewithteens #migrainewarrior #migrainesandmotherhood
My kids never seem to need me more urgently than when I’m having a conversation with another adult. (via @mom.wine.repeat ) . . . #lifewithkids #humor #migrainemom #migrainesandmotherhood
When somebody asks “How are your migraines?” . . . #migraine #migrainemom #migrainewarrior #inigomontoya #princessbride #migrainesandmotherhood
Don’t keep telling yourself you’ll be happy when (your migraines are better, the kids are back in school, you have more money, etc.) Find a way to be happy in the present, where you are right now. I’m sure we will all be happier when the kids are back in school, we’re feeling better, and we win the lottery 😉 . . . #behappytoday #dontwaitforhappiness #createhappiness #inspiration #lifewithkids #gobacktoschool #migrainewarrior #makeyourselfhappy #momlife #migrainesandmotherhood
Don’t let the bad days discourage you. Even if it’s been a bad week or month, know that there will be good days in the future. . . . #nothinglastsforever #inspiration #gooddayshappen #migraine #migrainewarrior #lifewithkids #momlife #migrainemom #hope #migrainesandmotherhood
My relationship with my daughter is not conventional (due to the fact I’ve been dealing with disabling #migraine most of her life & she has her own chronic health issues), but it works for us. I have supported her through more trauma than most of her peers have been through & we have been in therapy (separately and together) to work on our own stuff as well as our complicated relationship. I’m still her mom and I still have authority, but now that she’s older we are also friends. . . . #motherdaughter #itscomplicated #ipickher 🌸 #lovemygirl #momlife #friends #migrainemom #migrainesandmotherhood
Family movie night (minus my boy because he’s out of town). I’m a huge Marvel fan - the movies make me happy. . . . #familymovienight #antmanandthewasp #marvel #momlife #itsthesmalljoys #migrainesandmotherhood
I seriously hate Fortnite and other online games. Kids need to get out and do stuff, not spend hours sitting around playing video games. (via @scarymommy ) . . . #onlinegaming #getoutside #godosomething #humor #lifewithkids #lifewithteens #mom #migrainesandmotherhood
So hard. Especially when they are teenagers and think they know everything. (via @thekimbongiorno ) . . . #lifewithkids #lifewithteens #momlife #notsayingitoldyouso #migrainesandmotherhood
Self worth comes from within. Don’t let others decide how you feel about yourself. . . #selfworth #migraine #momlife #lifewithkids #migrainesandmotherhood
Who needs a weather app when you have #migraine ? I can feel a storm coming before I get the alert on my phone. . . #stormforecaster #weatherprediction #migraineweather #migrainesandmotherhood
I was jolted out of sleep by a horrible #migraine . Thankfully, one of my abortive medications actually worked for once. Maybe it’s because today is the day I start Aimovig. . . . #migraine #migrainetreatment #aimovig #aimovigally #todayistheday #soeffingexcited #grateful #migrainemom #migrainesandmotherhood
My migraine tracker calendar for June - 7 days without a migraine. I’ve had worse months. Hoping for better months ahead. I’ve used several methods for tracking my migraines but this one has the best visuals @migraine.buddy . . . #migraine #migrainebuddy #chronicpain #chronicillness #chronicmigraine #migrainemom #migrainesandmotherhood
Struggling with this now. I try not to hate my #migraine brain and all the havoc it’s caused emotionally and physically. Years of #chronicmigraine and #insomnia have caused weight gain, I’m no longer working in my chosen profession, and I’m not able to exercise as regularly as I once did. But my body produced two wonderful kids and has gotten me this far. It’s just misbehaving right now. There’s hope it will get better. (via @mommysinsidevoice ) . . #selflove #selfcare #mom #migraine #migrainesandmotherhood #loveyourself
It is really hard to explain #migraine to those who aren’t affected by it or any other #invisibleillness Sometimes the pain is tolerable, but the other symptoms are unbearable. On really bad days I can’t function at all. I try to make the good days count. I know I don’t “look sick” (whatever the hell that means), but I have #migrainedisease . . . . . #migraineisadisease #migrainewarrior #migraineawareness #migrainesandmotherhood
So true. It’s just a never ending cycle. Follow @momtruthbomb for more mom humor. I have to laugh about it all or I will cry. . . . #momlife #lifewithkids #messykids #letitgo #laughteristhebestmedicine #messyhousedontcare #migrainemom #migraine #migrainesandmotherhood
I used to roll my eyes when my mom said, “just be yourself and it will all work out”. Turns out, she was right and I say the same thing to my kids. This song says it perfectly. . . #beyourself #jimmyeatworld #lifewithkids #mom #migraine #migrainemom #migrainesandmotherhood
My activities today included going to the park in this miserable #texasheat , bathing this baby, filling their large automatic waterer and putting the 30 lb bag of dog food in the storage bin. Not too shabby for no sleep. Hopefully, I’ll sleep well tonight because I’m tired. . . . #doodlemom #4leggedkids #migrainewarrior #migrainemom #nodogparkforaweek #poorbaby #migrainesandmotherhood
What I’m snacking on (I rationalize it by eating these and not Cheetos) while binging on Netflix (the kids aren’t home and best husband ever is otherwise occupied) in my bedroom (only because it’s the coolest room in the house and this #texasheat is causing more #migraine attacks) still wearing my pajamas after 1 pm. Not the best choices (shrug). But sometimes this is what self care looks like. . . . . #netflixbinge #barbarascheesepuffs #atleastitsnongmo #gilmoregirls #migraineday #migrainesandmotherhood #selfcaresaturday #myacbillisgonnasuck
Insomnia sucks. Not being able to sleep well impacts our health and exacerbates any health problems we may already have. I’ve been awake for more than 24 hours and feel like crap. Check out my newest blog post if you’ve got the time. . . . #insomniac #migraine #migrainewarrior #momlife #chronicillness #insomnia #migrainesandmotherhood
Love this quote. Reminds me that I’m stronger because shit didn’t go the way I planned. via @katiebinghamsmith . . . #strongwomen #adversitymakesuswhoweare #grace #strength #superhero #migrainewarrior #momlife #migrainesandmotherhood
Just got home from the lake. It was a long drive with a low grade migraine and spotty weather. I dealt with it by listening to my favorite tunes. Check out my blog post on therapeutic music at www.migrainesandmotherhood.com . . . #music #longdrive #therapeutic #vacationisover #momlife #migrainemom #migrainewarrior #somedaysarehard #migrainesandmotherhood
Love lake life. Will need another “vacation” to recover, but totally worth it. Paced myself, so I’m hoping to only need two days. Deer pic courtesy of my amazing daughter. . . . #texasgirl #deerphotography #lifeatthelakeisbetter #lakelife #momlife #migrainemom #migrainewarrior #migrainesandmotherhood
Check out my blog post on the 5 Most Important Strategies for Coping with Migraine at www.migrainesandmotherhood.com . . . #copingskills #coping #migrainelife #migraine #livingwellwithmigraine #migrainewarrior #migrainemom #migrainesandmotherhood
We finished with a fantastic fireworks finale (try saying that five times fast 😉). Pretty good day despite getting smacked upside the head by a #migraine mid morning. Missed time on the lake and dinner, but was able to participate in some stuff with the kids. . . . #4thofjuly #familytime #lifewithkids #momlife #migrainewarrior #migrainemom #migrainedidnotruintoday #gotbackup #migrainesandmotherhood
My niece’s response to our much smaller fireworks display. . . . #4thofjuly #familytime #lifewithkids #funnystuffkidssay #LMAO #migrainemom #migrainesandmotherhood
The first is my family’s fireworks and the second is our next door neighbor. They are clearly winning. (I am watching with earplugs in to dampen the sound.) . . #fireworks #4thofjuly #familytime #lifeisbetteratthelake #lifewithkids #migrainemom #migrainesandmotherhood
The rain is much needed, but I’m hoping the storm ⛈ (along with the #migraine it caused) goes away soon. I’m sure everyone else at the lake is hoping it stops so they can set off fireworks tonight. . . . #thunderstorm #stormmigraines #immoreaccuratethanthefuckingweatherman #4thofjuly #crazytexasweather #migrainesandmotherhood #lakelife
While we celebrate our nation’s independence today, please remember those who have defended our freedom throughout the years. @foldsofhonor has a mission of serving the families of our fallen and disabled service-members. Happy 4th of July 🇺🇸 🎇 💥🎉. . . . #independenceday #fourthofjuly #veterans #freedom #usmcwife #momlife #migrainesandmotherhood
As families and friends gather to celebrate Independence Day, let’s keep this in mind so everyone can enjoy setting things on fire while drunk. . . . . #belikebobandsally #independenceday #momlife #migrainesandmotherhood
I ❤️@mommysinsidevoice !! Try limiting screen time for teenagers - unless you install parental locks on their devices or take them away. Doing that involves a lot of yelling and multiple people losing their shit. Besides, at some point kids have to learn to manage their own time. I’m all for things that prevent losing your shit (and thus triggering a #migraine ) . . . #lifewithkids #summerwithkids #momlife #momtoteenagers #migrainemom #migrainesandmotherhood
Thoughts like these put me in control of my #migrainedisease It all depends on how I deal with them. . . . #acceptance #positivethinking #inspirationalquotes #migraine #migrainemom #lifewithkids #migrainesandmotherhood
My morning so far. It’s a good day, so I’m taking advantage of that and enjoying life at the lake. . . . . #lifeisbetteratthelake #nature #babybirds #makethegooddayscount #nomigrainetoday #migrainewarrior #migrainesandmotherhood
@thedailymigraine is right. When you have a migraine, you need to take care of yourself first. Then, you can do for others. . . . . #migraine #selfcare #takecareofyou #itsnotselfishtotakecareofyourself #momsneedselfcare #migrainewarrior #migrainesandmotherhood
So excited to be enrolled in the Aimovig Ally program. Should be starting it soon (just waiting to schedule my shipment). Here’s to having more migraine free days 🍾🎉. . . . #aimovig #cgrp #newestmigrainepreventiondrug #aimovigally #migrainerelief #migrainewarrior #migrainesandmotherhood
And of course, my boy’s baseball championship game is right now. Getting overheated triggers migraine attacks. So I’m watching from my car. At least I’m here, right? . . . #baseballmom #lifewithkids #gocardinals ⚾️ #migrainewarrior #migrainemom #migrainesandmotherhood
They also laugh at Excedrin, all the triptans (Imitrex & such), and just about everything else. (Via @thedailymigraine ) How about yours? . . . #migraine #migrainewarrior #treatmentfailure #migrainemom #migrainesandmotherhood
So excited to start cooking with my new Cutco Kitchen. Amazing oil free cooking with the cookware and fantastic knives and tools. Healthy cooking made easy. I feel so much better when I eat healthy foods. Anyone interested in cutco can contact the person who helped me invest in such an amazing FOREVER deal! msgoldstein2000@gmail.com . . . . #healthycooking #cutco #lifewithkids #momlife #migrainewarrior #migrainesandmotherhood
Pretty much all of parenting (via @momtruthbomb ). . . . #parenting #lifewithkids #momlife #regret #migrainesandmotherhood
My daughter at 5 years old. At least she understood that all actions have consequences. 🤣 . . . #lifewithkids #thingskidssay #parenting #momlife #migrainesandmotherhood #daughters
Nothing beats Mexican food with best husband ever. . . , #mexicanfoodislife #dinnerdate #tresleches #migrainewarrior #migrainesandmotherhood #besthusbandever
If your kids have your love & support, a roof over their heads, clothes on their backs, & food in their tummies, don’t let other people’s opinions drag you down. Especially the parenting opinions of those without children. . . . #parenting #momlife #judgementalpeoplesuck #migrainewarrior #migrainesandmotherhood
Truth provided by @katiebinghamsmith Ladies, remember this and pass it on to your daughters, nieces, granddaughters, & friends. . . . #innerbeauty #momlife #thisonesforthegirls #migrainesandmotherhood #migrainewarrior
Bunny waiting for us in the front yard when my boy and I came home from the movies. . . #urbanwildlife #bunny #mothersondate #migrainemom #migrainesandmotherhood
Shout out to best husband ever. Tag your supportive spouse. (Via @thedailymigraine ) . . . #migraine #marriage #supportnetwork #migrainesandmotherhood #besthusbandever
My jar of lemon 🍋 cucumber 🥒 mint water made with fresh mint from my garden. It’s super important to stay hydrated when you have #migraine . Especially in the heat. It’s ridiculously hot in north Texas. . . . #migrainemom #hydration #theweatherheresucks #texasheat #summer #migrainesandmotherhood
A huge thank you to everyone who participated in today’s #shadesformigraine event. I truly appreciate your support- I don’t know what I’d do without my family. 😎 . . . . #migraineawareness #itsnotjustaheadache #migrainemom #supportive #family #momlife #migrainesandmotherhood
Migraine is the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world. Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households includes someone with migraine. Amazingly, 12% of the population – including children – suffers from migraine. 18% of American women, 6% of men, and 10% of children experience migraines. Migraine is most common between the ages of 25 and 55. Migraine tends to run in families. About 90% of migraine sufferers have a family history of migraine. . . . #shadesformigraine #migraineswareness #migrainewarrior #migrainemom #migrainesandmotherhood
Coping with migraines is hard, but there are so many different ways to cope in a healthy way. I know I can’t exercise or go outdoors when I’m in the midst of an attack, but I can meditate, do some deep breathing, journal, and sometimes listen to music 🎶 even when most sounds make me put in my earplugs. I have a list of some of my favorites on my blog (link in my bio) . . . #coping #chronicillness #chronicmigraines #migraine #momlife #stressrelief #selfcare #migrainesandmotherhood
Best advice. Ever. From @katiebinghamsmith You can’t take care of anyone else if you don’t take care of yourself. . . . #truth #momlife #migraine #selfcare #selfcareisntselfish #migrainesandmotherhood #chronicallyillmom
So many women with migraine feel guilty and being a mom can compound that. But why we do we feel guilty? What is it we have done? People with other health issues don’t feel guilty for being unwell. We don’t chose to have our days interrupted by vertigo, nausea, vomiting, photophobia, excruciating pain and all the other things that come with a #migraine attack. We do our best. Being a mom comes with enough guilt and unrealistic expectations without adding #chronicillness . So, let’s all take that ball & chain off. Instead of beating ourselves up for what we “should” do, let’s appreciate what we can do and have accomplished. Do your kids have a safe, loving home, enough to eat, clothes to wear, and someone who supports them physically and emotionally? Then you’re doing a good job. . . . #momlife #chronicmigraines #momguilt #chronicallyillmom #parenting #migrainesandmotherhood
Along with “Have you tried (insert basic suggestion)?” and “You should avoid stress.” This is one of my least favorite things people say (via @thedailymigraine ). Of course I’ve tried just about everything. 🙄 Do people think #migraneurs enjoy feeling like crap and missing out on stuff? . . . #migraines #migrainemom #stupidthingspeoplesay #itsnotjustaheadache #migrainesandmotherhood
Thanks, Carol. I needed you to point out the obvious so I can feel even worse about how my migraines affect my kids. . . . #chronicmigraines #momlife #migrainelife #migrainemom #migrainesandmotherhood
Exactly. Not being maniacally happy all the time doesn’t mean you don’t love your children, Janet. (Via @mommysinsidevoice ) . . . #migraines #momlife #momtoteenagers #migrainesandmotherhood
Me this afternoon when I saw the giant stack of other people’s paperwork for the new CGRP medication and realized how much longer it’s gonna take. . . . #migraines #migrainewarrior #migrainesandmotherhood
Beautiful Sunday afternoon except for a hideous migraine 😢😩... add to that a toddler who just wants to snuggle and jump on me (but mostly jump on me and yell a lot when he is jumping on me 😉) . So let’s take a selfie and try to smile. Even with a migraine you make me smile ❤️ . . . . #maceoandmommy #sundayafternoons #snugglesunday #migrainesandmotherhood #whendrugsdontwork #justkeepgoing #whenyourtoddlerwontnap #justkeepgoing #mercyplease
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