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It’s Homecoming season in Texas. And, God bless us, everything in Texas must be huge. Especially since high school football is akin to a religion here. Meaning the average mum is $100. . My son kept telling me he had it all under control until he realized today was the last day to order and then the plethora of insane choices had him asking for my help. (Do you mind doing it for me, Mom?) . The things we do because we love our kids. And because we live in Texas. . . #lifewithboys #lifewithteens #lifewithteenageboys #momlife #lifewithkids #illdoanythingforthem #thingstheydontprepareyoufor #texasgirl #highschoolhomecoming #homecomingmums #spooniemom #thethingswedoforourkids #migrainemom #migrainesandmotherhood
It’s Wednesday day night #fallball ⚾️ He hit a double and I’m so thankful that I was here to see it. This is probably a record for number of games in a row I’ve made it to 😊 . . #baseballmom #spooniemom #personalrecord #lifewithkids #momlife #lifewithteens #migrainemom #nottodaymigraine #migrainesandmotherhood
Happy Humpday 🐪 . My daughter sent this from her campus. How can you not smile at a camel? It brightened my day 🐪😊 . . #humpday 🐫 #happyhumpday #dailysmile #lifewithkids #texastechmom #momlife #spooniemom #cameloncampus #migrainemom #migrainewarrior #migrainesandmotherhood
I am only human. . . #migrainedisease takes such a toll - faking a smile, hiding the nausea, pain, dizziness, etc. I can only pretend to be ok for so long before I crash. Being a mom is hard, too. Very little sleep, trying to do it all, often neglecting ourselves. We are all only human and it’s ok that we fall down or fall apart sometimes. The important part is getting back up. . . . #itsokaynottobeokay #onlyhuman #spooniemom #migraineawareness #lifewithkids #momlife #nobodysperfect #spoonie #migrainewarrior #parentingwithchronicillness #parentingwithchronicpain #spooniestrong #migrainesandmotherhood
Oh by the way, NHS induction is at school tomorrow night. . No concept of the fact that I might need to plan for events. When I worked outside the home, I needed to set my schedule a month in advance. Even though I’m not working outside the home right now, I still have to plan for #migraine - I only have a certain number of days I can medicate, depending on the activity I may need to rest before or after - I am a #spoonie and that requires #pacingmyself . . Teenagers are appropriately self centered (it’s a developmental thing), but it’s such a struggle to teach them to not be assholes. 😂 . . . #lifewithkids #momlife #lifewithteens #raisingteens #raisingboys #thestruggleisreal #spooniemom #spooniemomlife #spoonieproblems #migraineproblems #migrainemom #dontbeanassholekid #raisinggoodhumansnotassholes #parentingwithchronicillness #parentinghumor #sarcasm #migrainesandmotherhood #ilovethoseassholes #ilovemykids
I love this #selflovesunday from @everydayfeminismofficial . . I plan on meeting a friend for a girls weekend on Friday. Something I’ve not done since I had kids. . . . #selflove #selfcaresunday #selfcare #spooniemom #lifewithkids #momlife #takecareofyourself #girlsweekendahead #migrainewarrior #dosomethingforyou #havefun #migrainesandmotherhood
New blog post: CBD oil and #migraine . Link in my bio . . Anyone else using #cbdoil for #migrainerelief ? Where do you get it? What kind of CBD oil? Did it help? . . #migraineblogger #momblogger #spooniemom #naturalmigrainerelief #cbdoilformigraines #migrainetreatment #cbdoilbenefits #migrainewarrior #migrainedisease #migrainesandmotherhood
I find it quite therapeutic and no need to make an appointment 🤣 But it can be tough to find a private place for the outburst 🤣🤣 (unknown source) . . . #funnyshit #swearingmoms #swearingmakesitbetter #lifewithkids #momlife #cheaptherapy #spooniemom #migrainedisease #migrainewarrior #thefwordismyfavorite #spoonielife #migrainelife #migrainesandmotherhood
I love my dogs but this is ridiculous. I’m “sleeping” on the edge of the bed curled into the smallest shape possible thanks to these bed hogs. I’m wide awake but they are sleeping like the dead. 😂 Sleep is done for today. . This is worse than when our toddlers climbed in bed with us. 😂 . #sleeplessnights #dogsinmybed #lifewithkidsanddogs #dogmom #spooniemom #badsleephygiene #spoileddogs #saturdaymorningwakeup #migrainesandmotherhood
Please share. There are so many transgender youth that have no support at home or in their community. LGBTQ youth have higher rates of suicide. Let’s change that. . Via @hyper.scrappy and #reposted from @machobeagle . . . #transgendersuicidehotline #transgendersuicideprevention #transgendersuicideawareness #transgenderyouth #transgendersupport #lgtbqyouth #inspirechange #supportothers #migrainesandmotherhood
I’ve made it to both baseball games so far this fall!! 🎊🎈🎉🍾🥂⚾️👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🙏😊 Big victory! It’s been so long since I’ve been able to attend 2 in a row. . . #baseballmomlife #spooniemom #nottodaymigraine #itsthesimplethings #spoonievictory #lifewithkids #baseballmom #lifewithboys #migrainemom #migrainesandmotherhood
Great advice from @mommysinsidevoice You should follow her for more great stuff........... . . I love my curse words and this is a great way to keep it interesting 🤣🤣 . . . #funnyshit #wordstoliveby #momlife #lifewithkids #cussingmom #spooniemom #dowhatmakesyouhappy #keepthemagicalive #benefitsofcussing #migrainessuck #migrainewarrior #thefwordismyfavorite #migrainedisease #migrainediseasesucks #migrainesandmotherhood
I feel like this is something all #spoonies and any #invisibleillnesswarrior struggle with at some point or another. . . Pity just makes me feel like crap and can trigger feelings of guilt and inadequacy which can lead to a very dark place indeed. . I also think the pity is worse when you are a #spooniemom because sometimes you hear really insensitive things like “those poor kids”. And sometimes you just can’t commit to long term or big projects and each day is a surprise so it’s hard to schedule stuff when you are afraid you’ll have to cancel. Other moms who probably have no clue what you’re dealing with will be mother judgers no matter what you do. And the worst feeling in the world is feeling like you’ve let down your kids. . . . #pity is feeling sorry for someone instead of #empathy which is trying to understand what the other person is going through . . #raiseawarenessnotstigma #migrainedisease #migraineawareness #understandingnotjudgement #understandingnotpity #migraine #chronicmigraine #iammorethanmydiagnosis #strong #awap #aswellaspossible #findingjoyinthejourney #walkinsomeoneelsesshoes #happyspoonie #keepyourpity #stopthestigma #chronicpainawareness #chronicpainawarenessmonth #migrainesandmotherhood
#awap = As Well As Possible . I first heard this years ago from @chronicbabe and it has been my mantra ever since. Instead of focusing on fighting my #chronicillness I focus on living my best life within my limitations. . May those of you fighting unseen battles feel AWAP soon 😘 . . #reposted from @tayloredapproach . . #sendinggoodvibestoyall #spooniemom #spoonielife #migrainewarrior #invisibleillness #painawarenessmonth #raiseawareness #aswellaspossible #sundayinspiration #inspirational #raiseawarenessnotstigma #unseenbattles #spooniestrong #chronicpainawareness #chronicpainwarrior #migraineawareness #migrainedisease #chronicmigraines #migrainesandmotherhood
#migraine makes everything so much harder 😂😬😠🤯🤔 . Even if I read it a billion times, I’m still probably going to forget. It’s so frustrating because I can read really fast and I love to learn new things. Lately it takes me twice as long (if I’m lucky) to get shit done and that’s if I don’t get distracted by anything. 🙄 . It wouldn’t be so bad if the memory and cognitive impairment were only there during a #migraineattack but they are constantly present (even on low pain days). . #reposted from @hilarioushumanitarian . . #migrainedisease #migraineproblems #forgetful #chronicmigraines #spooniemom #chronicmigraineawareness #migraineawareness #migrainessuck #migrainediseaseandthemind #migrainediseasesucks #relatablememes #spoonieproblems #isthatsomethingshiny #migrainesandmotherhood
There are no before pictures because, well, it’s embarrassing and a little horrifying. I sent this after pic to my family because our #doodle looks so proud of herself.😂😂 . My husband’s response says it all. . I accomplished something this morning during #migraineweather and without medicating my #migraineattack PROGRESS 🙏🙂🌈💜 . . . #migraineawareness #spooniemom #lifewithkids #besthusbandever #clean #cleankitchen #momlife #lifewithkidsanddogs #icleaned #spoonie #migraine #smallvictories #chronicmigraines #migrainedisease #rainydaycleaning #doodlemom #migrainewarrior #spooniesisters #progress #migrainerelief #nottodaymigraine #migrainesandmotherhood
Saturday morning kitchen cleaning (#shocking I know) led me to find bread that expired a month ago, old shoelaces, my “missing” wireless headphones, part of a broken dog leash, hair products, old mail, and actual garbage on my counters. . Thanks y’all 🙄 Just leave your shit wherever you feel like it. This is just one reason why I hate to clean. . At least it’s better than the sippy cups with sour milk I used to randomly find when they were little. 🤣 . . #thanksyall #pink #aleciamoore #lifewithkids #thisiswhyihatetoclean #momlife #kidsaregross #lifewithteens #lifewithboys #messyhouse #middlefingerup #parentinghumor #momhumor #nobodyputsshitbackright #pickupafteryourself #lifewithkidsanddogs #dogmom #spooniemom #momproblems #migrainewarrior #migrainesandmotherhood
Last day of Migraine Awareness Week 🎗 . Source: http://www.migrainetrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2010Mar-APPGPHD_REPORT_Headache_Disorders-NotRespNotReso.pdf . . Anyone else want to join me in the Migraine Awareness Week Challenge started by @down_the_rabbit_hole397 Just post a quick stat or fact from a reliable source 😊 . #migraineawarenessweek #chronicmigraineawareness #maw #migraineawarenessweekchallenge #educateyourself #raiseawareness #raiseawarenessnotstigma #migrainedisease #migraineawareness #spooniemom #migrainewarrior #migraine #chronicmigraine #migrainetrust #migrainefacts #migraineprevalence #migrainestatistics #morethanaheadache #spreadawareness #neurologicaldisease #migrainesandmotherhood
My exciting Friday is concluding with a @blissworld deep detox four-clay soufflé mask and reading in bed. . It seems like yesterday that at 9:15 pm on a Friday night, I’d just be getting started 🍹 These days most alcohol triggers a #migraineattack so I’m very careful about what and how often I imbibe. 😉 . . #oldladyfridaynight #blisscosmetics #selfcare #atleastmyskinwilllookgood #spooniemom #momlife #lifewithkids #takecareofyourself #athomefacial #readergirl #migrainewarrior #spoonielife #migrainedisease #migrainethuglife #quietfridaynight #spoonie #migrainesandmotherhood
Migraine Awareness Week AND Suicide Prevention Month . . Source: doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000440 Clin J Pain 2017 Jul;33(7):659-665 . . . This is not meant to be a bummer. This is not encouraging giving up hope. This is just something that most people are not aware of and since it’s also suicide prevention month, I thought I’d combine them. NEVER GIVE UP HOPE. YOU ARE IMPORTANT AND YOUR STORY IS NOT OVER. . . . #migraineawarenessweekchallenge #migraineawarenessweek #migraineawareness #maw #suicidepreventionmonth #twola #nevergiveuphope #youareneeded #yourstoryisntoveryet #youarenotalone #migrainewarriors #chronicillnessawareness #spooniemom #spooniewarrior #spoonie #suicidepreventionawareness #educateothersandyourself #migrainedisease #migrainesandmotherhood
Could she be any cuter? 😍 I’ll be honest guys, mommin’ ain’t easy. Especially with migraines. But this little smile can take me out of my pain. Even if it’s just for a moment. I just hope she sees how much I love her even if I can’t get off the couch or out of bed to play with her all the time ❤️ ~ ~ #migraine #momlife #migrainesandmotherhood #loveyoubaby #keepbeingyou #beautiful #baby #girl #ardenkatheline #myheart #myworld #rainbowbaby #iuisuccess #13monthsold #today
Migraine Awareness Week . . I actually looked at #besthusbandever earlier today and said “I’m getting dumber.” It’s a very real fear for me. I’ve already got serious memory issues due to #chronicmigraines and I’m terrified it’s going to get worse. I don’t want to be dumb. But, they do say ignorance is bliss. So maybe I’ll be blissful 🤔 . Source: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/898929?src=wnl_edit_tpal&uac=29762SK&impID=1676926&faf=1 . #migraineawarenessweek #maw #migraineawarenessweekchallenge #migraineproblems #raiseawarenessnotstigma #educateothersandyourself #migraineawareness #chronicmigraineawareness #migrainedisease #spooniemom #migrainesandmotherhood
She has an appointment in the morning and her car is supposed to be ready so she came home for a quick visit. It’s good to see her. I might’ve missed her. . . #homefromcollege #lifewithkids #returnofthedaughter #spooniemom #imissedherface #migrainesandmotherhood
Fall Ball Game 1 . Bad picture but I got involved in watching my boy play and forgot. Have to leave early to pick up my girl, so just snapped this. . . #baseballmom #spooniemom #lifewithkids #needtobeintwoplacesatonce #lifewithboys #fallbaseball #migrainesandmotherhood
Please follow @jengossett318 for more inspiration on handling #migraine and #momlife I can’t even describe how honored I am to be tagged in this post. THIS is the reason for this account. . . #thankful #inspired #inspirational #spooniemoms #spooniemom #spooniesisters #spooniesupport #migrainesupport #migraineawarenessweek #chronicmigraine #migrainedisease #migrainewarriors #migrainestrong #sendinglove #awap #migrainesandmotherhood
Inspired by @down_the_rabbit_hole397 for #migraineawarenessweekchallenge . Migraine has a high economic impact in several major countries yet receives very little research funding. . . Source https://www.migrainetrust.org/about-migraine/migraine-what-is-it/facts-figures/ . . #maw #chronicmigraine #migraineawarenessweek #migrainessuck #migrainewarrior #spooniemom #migrainelife #migrainesandmotherhood #migraineawareness
Via @migraine.buddy Best way of keeping a migraine diary I’ve found in the last decade!! Totally recommend getting the app. Thank you to @torioreo for recommending it to me. 😘 . Please repost or share . #migraineawareness #migraine #chronicmigraines #invisibleillness #notjustaheadache #neurologicaldisease #spooniemom #migrainesandmotherhood
Love this from @mindfulmigraine It’s so easy to get caught up in ifs and buts and whens. That road leads to unhappiness. It is what it is and we need to move forward from here. Make the most of what is instead of wishing for something different. . . #migraineawareness #chronicillness #spooniemom #spoonielife #mindfulness #chronicmigraine #lifewithkids #momlife #migrainewarrior #migrainesandmotherhood
Sometimes we are struggling in many different aspects of our lives. We often put our health and wellness at the bottom of our to do list. But if we don’t take care of ourselves, we can’t take care of anything else. Small steps. Take back control of your journey and then inspire others to do the same. Even if today wasn’t a good day; remember that there are infinite possibilities for tomorrow. . . #chronicillness #invisibleillness #migraine #chronicmigraine #spooniemom #spoonie #infinitepossibilities #tryagaintomorrow #yougotthis #momlife #overcomingchallenges #takecontrolofyourhealth #patientadvocacy #migrainesandmotherhood
So they actually started school 2 weeks apart and in 2 different cities. I’m shocked he even let me take a picture this year. Maybe it’s because #besthusbandever just told him it was happening instead of asking. 😂 . . #backtoschool #lifewithkids #lifewithteens #momlife #spooniemom #theygrowsofast #timeflies #theywerebabiesyesterday #highschoolandcollege #migrainesandmotherhood
#reposted from @scarymommy And we are all #strongwomen - #chronicillness doesn’t make us weak. We can choose to live in a way that makes us stronger. We are all #warriors and we are all being the moms our kids need. . I hope I’m raising good people. . . #lifewithgirls #lifewithkids #raisinggoodhumans #raisinggoodmen #raisingstrongdaughters #raisingstrongwomen #raisinggoodpeople #momlife #spooniemom #migrainesandmotherhood
Asking for (and then accepting) help is one of the hardest things for me. I’m learning to get better at it. I know intellectually that asking for help doesn’t make me weak; I just need to remember that during difficult times. I’m very grateful that #besthusbandever is patient with my darker days and offers his help so I don’t have to ask. . . #strongsmartbrave #spoonielife #supportnetwork #lifewithkids #supporteachother #migrainewarrior #inspirationalquotes #spooniemom #instagood #instamom #spoonieproblems #migraineproblems #askforhelpwhenyouneedit #invisibleillnessawareness #migraineawareness #chronicmigraine #instaspoonies #migrainesandmotherhood
Happy National Dog Day. I hope I am the person my four legged babies think I am. . #dogmom #lifewithkidsanddogs #spooniemom #nationaldogday #doodlemom #doglover #migrainesandmotherhood
#Repost @migrainesandmotherhood with @get_repost ・・・ Doing some early morning reading 📖 and I came across this in my current book. It resonated with me because I do this all the time. I don’t want to spend all my time talking about #chronicillness and I don’t want to make people feel awkward by talking about it either. So, most people have no real clue about my actual life - hence, the false relationships. Very few people see through my act. . . #booklover #readingismyselfcare #relatablequotes #spoonie #migraine #spooniemom #chronicmigraine #invisibleillness #migrainewarrior #perfectprey #diavaturner #lostinabook #readergirl #migrainesandmotherhood
Sorority recruitment is over and the celebrations are beginning 🎉🎊 Just look at that happy face. Nothing is more beautiful than happiness and a genuine smile 😀 Her happiness means the world to me. . #lifewithkids #momlife #happymom #lifewithdaughters #lifewithgirls #congratulationssweetgirl #ilovemygirl #congratulations 🎉 #motherhood #spooniemom #sororitylife #sororitymom #raidermom #texastechmom #bidday #migrainesandmotherhood
Doing some early morning reading 📖 and I came across this in my current book. It resonated with me because I do this all the time. I don’t want to spend all my time talking about #chronicillness and I don’t want to make people feel awkward by talking about it either. So, most people have no real clue about my actual life - hence, the false relationships. Very few people see through my act. . . #booklover #readingismyselfcare #relatablequotes #spoonie #migraine #spooniemom #chronicmigraine #invisibleillness #migrainewarrior #perfectprey #diavaturner #lostinabook #readergirl #migrainesandmotherhood
It’s totally okay to not be okay. It’s okay to not be positive all the time. We all need to process our physical and emotional feelings in order to live our best lives with whatever crap we’re dealing with. Avoiding or hiding from our feelings just leads to more problems down the road. Besides, I want my kids to know that everyone has good and bad days and it’s okay to not be little miss sunshine if you don’t feel up to it. Processing and accepting your feelings is an important part of maintaining a generally positive attitude. . . #itsokaynottobeokay #spooniemom #momlife #livingmybestlife #strongerthanyesterday #chronicillness #migrainewarrior #spoonie #spoonielife #migraineliving #awap #iwilltryagain #acceptwhoyouare #acceptingmyself #selfcare #spooniewarrior #spooniefamily #takecareofyourself #migrainesandmotherhood
It’s been a rough few days and I’m feeling drained. I think the thing that pushed me over the edge was my dog eating nails this afternoon. Thankfully there was no internal damage. In any event, I’m down for now but won’t stay there. It’s all about getting back up. . . #gettingbackup #dontstaydownforlong #spooniemom #chronicillness #chronicmigraine #migrainewarrior #inspirationalquotes #itsokaytogetknockeddown #chronicillnesswarrior #lifewithkidsanddogs #momlife #strongmom #fibromyalgiamom #spoonie #dogmom #spoonieinspiration #mominspiration #migrainesandmotherhood
My daughter texted me this. If it’s true, it would be amazing to sip on a glass of wine while getting shit done. Making a Target trip is already a special occasion for me. . . #targetmom #wineplease #spooniemom #happyplaces #lifewithkids #instamoms #momlife #migrainesandmotherhood
It’s so hard to watch. It’s also so hard not to say “I told you so” 😂 . But, if we hover, we undermine their self confidence and communicate that they can’t succeed without us. Translation: they will never move out 😲 . check out my blog (link in bio) for more . . #parentingishard #parenting #momlife #spooniemom #lifewithkids #lifelesson #instamoms #lifewithteens #lettinggo #migrainesandmotherhood
It never fails. Within the first couple weeks of school one of my walking germ factories will bring home the gift that keeps on givin’ . . Inevitably, I will end up sick. Even if I wash my hands raw and Lysol the entire house. When I get sick, it takes me at least twice as long to recover. . It’s Monday, the second week of school, & I’m behind on everything already. Figures. 😂 . . . #mondaymood #germfactories #thegiftthatkeepsongiving #backtoschool #lifewithkids #momlife #spooniemom #spoonieproblems #migrainewarrior #washyourhands #germykids #handhygiene #keepyourgermstoyourself #migrainesandmotherhood
This is a great reminder from @dailymomofficial All weekend I watched other parents fall apart. Some lost their shit in obvious ways while others did it subtly; but, every parent I spoke to had lost it at least once. I lost it about every 15 minutes in a fantastical way 🤣😂🤪 . . #momlife #repost #instamoms #lifewithkids #parentingishard #fakeittillyoumakeit #spooniemom #migrainemom #migrainewarrior #migrainesandmotherhood
Before saying goodbye made our faces red and puffy. This is honestly the first time I’ve cried about leaving her somewhere in like 15 years. Leaving was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. . . #leaving #lettinggoishard #momisforever #lifewithkids #lifewithteens #parentingishard #mommy #daddylife #momlife #mybabyisincollege #spooniemom #migrainemom #proudofmydaughter #love #family #migrainesandmotherhood
The end result of moving in in the rain, 3 trips to Target, and everyone losing their mind at least once. I’m so proud of my #collegefreshman I have no doubt that she will be successful and have a great time. . I’m going to be looking for my mind for the next couple days. Or at least until I remember that I haven’t seen it in a long time. . . #backtoschool #mybabyisincollege #dormrooms #imissheralready #momlife #lifewithkids #spooniemom #migrainesandmotherhood
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