Tag: Invisible Disability

Five Things I’ve Learned in Six Months of Blogging

Five Things I’ve Learned in Six Months of Blogging

This week commemorated six months of blogging.  When I started my goal was to do it for one year.  I had zero expectations, but I knew I wanted to begin sharing my story and our journey and connect with the virtual world. Due to my […]

My First Story on “The Mighty” 

I am very excited to share that one of my most popular blog posts was published on The Mighty last night.  The Mighty is a website that promotes personal stories about “…disability, disease and mental illness” and facing them together as a community. You can […]

Food Allergy Awareness: I am a Mean girl

I don’t like being a mean girl.  I was mean to a fellow mom this week. I thought about my behavior after the fact and I actually don’t think I would’ve changed my response despite the fact I am now cringing when I call myself […]

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 […]

Life after Head Injury: Grateful for My Kids

Life after Head Injury: Grateful for My Kids

“You are so lucky to be able to stay home with your kids,” is something I have heard over and over again since my daughter arrived five years ago. Most people I have met after starting our family, have no idea about the career I […]

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: “You don’t look like you had a head injury…”

TBI Life: “You don’t look like you had a head injury…”

The irony of this statement has riddled my life for the past 8.5 years. As frustrating as it is to be judged, I know I am fortunate that I can walk, talk and “look” healthy.  How I feel is sometimes an entirely different story. You […]

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, […]

Mom life after a Head Injury (TBI)

Mom life after a Head Injury (TBI)

One of the purposes I started this blog was to share my tips and tricks as to how I navigate life after my head injury as a Mom.  We never planned on having children this young (and now we have three!).  After my accident, we […]