• Kids engaging in independent play and quiet activities
    Motherhood,  Parenting

    Quiet Activities For Kids When You Have A Migraine Attack

    Anytime I feel the tingling sensations in my temples and my neck tightens while I am at home, I know that a migraine attack is not far behind. I’ve been parenting with chronic migraine for almost 6 years now. It’s been a difficult journey but also one that brought me lots of happiness, laughter and lessons I am sure that most parents agree parenting is difficult. However, when parenting is affected by migraine attacks, it often feels impossible. Since migraine is a spectrum neurological disorder, some parents experience migraine attacks once a month, others a few times a week, and yet there are still others who experience daily attacks.  Being Prepared…

  • Concert stage with bright light and sound sensitivity to manage
    Migraine,  Parenting,  The Bucket Theory

    How to Manage Light and Sound Sensitivity With Migraine: Part 2 – Concerts

    Photo Credit: Eileen Zollinger Light and sound sensitivity are two of the most consistent problems I have with migraine (read Part 1 here). And not just during an attack but between attacks as well. I have found I need to have some tools in my toolkit to be able to enjoy certain events such as baseball games, movies and especially concerts. For The Love Of Music I love music. It feeds my soul in so many ways. One of my biggest regrets is that I don’t play an instrument (I know it’s not too late). I sing in my car with the best of them. There is nothing like your…

  • A mother, daughter and son sit on a bench as she parents with migraine
    Migraine,  Motherhood,  Parenting

    Parenting With Migraine: Putting the Pain Aside

    It usually starts out the same way. I feel tingling in my temple on one side of my head.  I stop what I’m doing and listen to my body. Was this a false alarm? As I walk to the kitchen to retrieve my Ginger supplements, I now feel the nagging and aching sensations in my neck on the same side. I am pretty sure a migraine attack is on the horizon so I devour two Ginger capsules. My hope is they will keep the pain away because parenting with migraine was not on the calendar today. (Spoiler alert: they don’t).  Navigating Through Conflict in Pain It’s 7:30 a.m. and I…