Tag: NJ TBI Mom

Mindfulness for Children

I shared a post recently about the impact mindfulness has had on my life (here). Not only do I benefit from this practice, but my children do as well.  I began practicing mindfulness with them at a very young age.  Our oldest daughter has always […]

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 […]

Archive with ArtKive

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 […]

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 […]

Mom life: Mommy and Me Fashion Show

This past weekend my daughter and I participated in a “Mommy and Me” fashion show  at a local department store. I found out about it through Instagram and after explaining what a casting call was, I asked her if she wanted to give it a […]

Post Concussion Syndrome and Pregnancy

Post Concussion Syndrome and Pregnancy

When we made the decision to have children, I had no idea what to expect.  We decided to start trying earlier than we initially planned, because we were nervous about any complications I might have because of my injury, or if we would have difficulty […]

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 […]

Mom life: I am never sleeping again.

Mom life: I am never sleeping again.

What keeps you up at night? My kids. Literally and figuratively. Before I became a Mom, I judged. I managed to suffer through busy season several time as an Auditor and would sleep maybe four hours a night. Despite the lack of sleep, I was […]

Life after Head Injury: Finding my Purpose

Life after Head Injury: Finding my Purpose

For years I’ve been collecting my notes and thoughts about life after my brain injury. I’ve been writing it all down and saving it, so I can recall it when needed. When I was talking to my husband about lacking a professional aspect of my […]