Fabulously Fighting

At the age of twenty-seven with a brand-new baby and feeling as if my life was falling into place, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that was damaging my organs. I had a very difficult pregnancy and labor and the Lupus diagnosis answered many questions we had about why. Part of the course of... Read More »

Gorgeous You

Sitting in Dr. Campbell’s office with my husband waiting for the results of my biopsy it seemed impossible that this could be the turn my life was taking. This is a disease that strikes slightly older women, not 37 year old moms with carpools, homework, hockey games and life to attend to. This sort of... Read More »

#ThrowbackThursday First Person: Defending My (Life) Style

It’s the bogeyman under every woman’s bed. You know, the one that surfaces when it’s time for your mammogram or when your doctor calls with test results. A few years ago, my bogeyman turned into stark reality, as he crawled out through the dust bunnies, pushing aside my daughter’s missing slipper and we squared off,... Read More »

Semi-Naked and Unafraid! Thank You AnaOno

Summer used to be my favorite time of the year. Once the thermometer rose to a steady 65, like a snake, I’d shed my winter skin. Off came the parka, fleece cap, and waterproof gloves to reveal the T-shirt, shorts, and bathing-suit wearing girl that I really am. In the winter of 2007, I was... Read More »