• 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…

  • wine filled glasses using The Wand by PureWine to have wine without migraine
    Migraine,  Motherhood,  The Bucket Theory,  Wine

    Wine Without Migraine: Try PureWine

    With the weekend coming up, wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a glass of wine without migraine? Imagine enjoying a glass of red or white wine while enjoying a mom’s night out without suffering from wine sensitivities? How about drinking a cold beer with a few co-workers at a happy hour without any side effects? Sounds too good to be true? Thanks to PureWine, it doesn’t have to be! Migraine Strong is a PureWine affiliate. We were given a free Wands to try. Our opinions are honest and our own. Alcohol Alcohol is a well recognized migraine trigger. According to American Migraine Foundation, alcohol can trigger a migraine…

  • 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).  While Migraine Strong writes about the latest in migraine treatments,…

  • 8 steps to thrive not just to survive with chronic migraine | Migraine Strong
    Migraine,  Mindfulness

    How To Thrive, Not Just Survive, With Chronic Migraine

    Over the last five and a half years, I got married, had two beautiful children, and had gone to hell and back surviving chronic migraine. Although many women with migraine find relief during pregnancy and breastfeeding, I experienced the opposite reaction. Hormone fluctuations, stress, sleepless nights with newborns, and medication overuse headaches all played a role in transforming my episodic migraine into chronic. During what was supposed to be a joyful and exciting time of motherhood, I struggled with severe head pain, nausea, vomiting, depression, and hopelessness. While Migraine Strong writes about the latest in migraine treatments, this is not medical advice. We are patient educators and all information you…