February, the Month for Extra Self-Care and Love


November I focus on all the people and things I’m grateful for.

December I focus on all the wonderful products I love to give to others.

January I focus on recovering from December and making small obtainable resolutions.

February I focus on Self-Care….it’s a month filled with sickness, hibernation, love/Valentine’s, and a whole lot of much needed self care.

Why am I starting my Self Care Series a week late? Did you read the last sentence?  Sickness!  My house has been struck by the flu for my husband, my sweet boy (Who is a whole hand now!) and myself.  Everyone gets the flu but I was struck by a 2 day migraine to follow and a week later I’m crawling out of bed.

The purpose of my self care series is to make myself a priority each day in a small but significant way.  Some things I make and use products for, other things are simple, quick and free.  The point is to make the conscious effort to stop, breathe, and focus on just one small thing each day.  My hope is that all of these small things  will accumulate and make a big difference if not physically but mentally.

I find that just by saying to myself “You need this today.  You are taking the time to give it to yourself.” is powerful.  It may be something I do everyday but making the mental note to slow down and relish in it is what I want my focus on.

Being present in each self care act is important.  Follow along and try to do something for yourself each day this month.  Maybe it will flow over to March and become part of your lifestyle.  Maybe, like me, you have plans but are knocked down.  My advice is, get up when you can and take care.  That’s what I’m doing! I’ll do my best and that’s all you should ask of yourself.

What Self-Care things do you do?

Follow along and see what I have planned (I may even have a giveaway as a gift for taking extra care this month).  I’d love to add your ideas to my list and we can help each other help ourselves 🙂



Keep posted for Miles for Migraine

Correction!!!!! The Cincinnati date is to be determined. With the addition to new cities, this year, comes a lot of arrangements. I’ll keep you posted as things evolve! If your city isn’t listed, plan to join My Migraine Life team virtually. 👟💪

Race 🏁 dates

Miles for Migraine fundraiser walk/run 2018 race series


I have some exciting news!!!  Miles for Migraine has announced that they have expanded their race/walk cities throughout the U.S. in 2018.  For those of you that have been following along, I have been involved in Miles for Migraine virtually and am a proud fundraiser for them!  Check out how

What does Miles for Migraine* do?

“Miles for Migraine is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit with the mission of improving the lives of migraine patients and their families, raising public awareness about headache disorders, and helping find a cure for migraine. Miles for Migraine produces fun walk/run events, typically 2 mile walk and 5k and 10k race to raise money for migraine research. We also host youth camps for kids and teens impacted by migraine or other headache disorders.”*

Race Series 2018

Saturday February 17, 2018

*Get ready Cincinatti friends!  I’m so excited to be able to walk with my family for Miles for Migraine in person for the first time.  I’ve walked for so many charities over the years and am so proud to be walking for my own this year!! Join and walk with us!

Walk, Run & Virtual

**I’m super psyched about a walk/run in Cleveland! I’m hoping to bring a hometown team together to walk in Cleveland.  Stay posted if you are interested….

Saturday April 21, 2018
Walk, Run & Virtual

Saturday April 14, 2018
Walk, Run & Virtual

Sunday May 13, 2018
Walk, Run & Virtual

Saturday October 6, 2018
Walk, Run & Virtual

2018 date coming soon
Walk, Run & Virtual

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Walk, Run & Virtual

Anytime-Virtual fundraiser

The best part of virtually participating is that you can do what you can, when you can, how you can, where you can.  Whatever your efforts, thank you!

“Money raised through donations and race registrations goes directly to medical organizations researching migraine.”*

Having Small Children and Migraine

Today is my baby’s 5th birthday!  He tells me, “It’s easy Mom, a whole hand!” and throws his little fingers out.  This Superman is my heart.

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Now that my baby is a whole hand and thinking about Kindergarten, how can I not reflect on how far we’ve come?  I have a lot of people ask me questions about being a mom of young ones, pregnancy, being a stay at home mom, and how I have managed all of those things while battling migraines, and all the craziness that comes with it.  I’ve had people tell me they have considered not having children because of it.  These events are hard enough but adding health issues into them makes these life events a whole lot more twisted.

It brings up so many emotions on how hard it was being pregnant, having a baby, and living a migraine life.  As with everything, both pregnancies were different, both births and babies were different and migraine life was extremely different.

I can say I never considered not being a mom.  I was meant to be a mom.  In my mind, body and soul, I was meant to be someone’s mom (cue the tears).  My heart beats for my children.  Being a mom is the best thing that has ever happened to me and the best thing that ever will.  I feel these seconds, days, months fly by.  At the same time each second seems hard, crazy, and isn’t it nap time yet?  I look back at how wonderful it was and then really think back at how hard it was.  Like, REALLY hard, in SO many ways.  Yet so very magical, precious and fleeting.

People told me that having little one’s was the hardest time with Migraine.  Isn’t having little one’s the hardest part of most people’s lives?  At the same time, there’s no way of knowing, but I have a feeling that when I look back on my life, I will see these as the days of my life.  (If you are a Days of Our Lives watcher read the last line in the dramatic voice.)  Like sand through the hourglass……

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my birthday boy.  To know him is to love him.  Truly!  His smile is contagious, his stories make me laugh, he tells me “I love you” all day long and gives the best hugs.

A whole hand now!  How does time go so fast?

Food and Migraine. A trigger, a symptom and cravings

Food is such a tricky thing to navigate with Migraine disease.  It is a trigger and I feel sick often when I eat a meal due to hidden triggers.  I’m often times nauseous during the day yet get sick if I don’t eat every few hours. I also crave foods as a symptom of an on coming Migraine.  It’s a constant struggle of how to eat food to nourish my body yet my body craves foods it won’t react well to or needs.

Here’s my story of how it reacts when it is having cravings prior to a Migraine:

Do you crave food before a Migraine?  Yes, sugar! Carbs!YES!YES!YES!


Do Weather Swings Trigger Your Migraine?

60 degrees one day, snow storm and several inches of snow the next.

Read how weather Swings effect my Migraines and what I do to battle.

Does having a Cold or Sinus Infection Trigger a Migraine? Plus Products to Survive the Winter

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Here it is again….that time of year that I’m either getting a cold or sinus inflection and they all result in a migraine.  It seems to happen every year!  Does this happen to you too?

Does having a Cold or Sinus Infection Trigger a Migraine?


FYI* Here’s some of my favorite products getting me through the winter:


Original Sprout– 45% off Natural Finishing Mist Code: MIST2018 *Continental US shipping addresses only *Expires Jan 11th 2018 Organic natural child and adult hair care


SensaCalm– Weighted blanket.  My favorite winter present to snuggle under!


Axon Optics– Eyewear for light sensitivity


Aromafloria-Unscented lotion, oils etc. that can be left without smell or mixed with your favorite essential oil

*These are affiliate links.  This means if you buy from the link I provide I will be rewarded.  Thank you, I hope you like the product as much as I do.  I only recommend things I use in my home and for relief.