TBI tips and tricks

5 Tips for Successfully Hosting a Children’s WINTER Birthday Party after a Head Injury

5 Tips for Successfully Hosting a Children’s WINTER Birthday Party after a Head Injury

I am in the process of planning the baby’s first birthday party, which is in March.  Our older two children were born in January and February, and in NJ, this means the party needs to be inside. It’s too cold to have a party outside […]

Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Concussion Recovery

Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Concussion Recovery

Gift ideas for individuals recovering from a concussion

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I hate clutter.  I hate when I walk into a room and become easily overwhelmed and distracted because there is too much going on.  I can’t think straight and have difficulty paying attention.  It wasn’t always this way, I can thank my head injury for […]

TBI Tips and Tricks: Amazon’s Alexa 

Alexa and I have been working together for close to 18 months now. I was an early user and began utilizing her daily and she has made my life SO much easier.  I knew I would love her before I got her, but I never imagined […]

TBI Tips and Tricks: Surviving Grocery Shopping after a Head Injury

Food is vital to our survival, yet, after my head injury, I would forget to eat. You’d think my grumbling stomach and the fact that I was hungry would make me realize I needed to eat something, but in the early days, even that required […]

Mom life: Why breastfeeding works for me 

Mom life: Why breastfeeding works for me 

Feed your baby. Fed is best.

Life after head injury: Migraine Management and Tips to Avoid Them

You’d think that after suffering with migraines for years, I’d be more accustomed to surviving with them, but with three kids, gone are the days of solace and silence.   Bouncing back after an episode has become more challenging, but I’m figuring out.   This […]

Recovering from a Concussion- Mental Rest & Brain breaks

Recovering from a Concussion- Mental Rest & Brain breaks

I have spent the past three days battling a terrible migraine. It keeps coming and going and just when I think the worst of it is over, the  pain comes shooting back, blinding me with such force that I am convinced I am dying. I […]

TBI Life: What to do when you are first diagnosed…

TBI Life: What to do when you are first diagnosed…

There were some things that I did after my TBI that set me up for success in my journey (see post here).  Then there were some things that I eventually started doing, but didn’t do early enough in my recovery and I wish I had. […]

TBI Life: Menus, restaurants and dining out after a head injury

TBI Life: Menus, restaurants and dining out after a head injury

Monday’s have been unusually slow around here.  Our weekends have been so jam-packed that when I wake up on Monday morning I feel like all I can do is recover before kicking off the week.  Once the big kids were off to camp this morning, […]