Category «Health»

Cancer Sucks!!!

We have had our hardest year yet with our family and one thing we have learned for sure is cancer absolutely sucks!  Cancer of all kinds is such a challenge and it is literally obstacle after obstacle.  Cancer remains long after surgery and treatments.  Cancer changes you, your family and life.  I wanted to share …

Head Lice-Prevention is the Key!

Head Lice is spread by close person to person contact and what better time of year or this than school time and winter with all the hats and snow gear all piled up near each other!  Head lice is a parasitic insect that is on your head and feeds on you!  The CDC estimated that …

Cold and Flu Season Approaching-Are you ready??!

Cold and Flu Season Approaching I know for me as a mom and nurse I sort of dread cold and flu season!  Depending on where you live this can really differ, however here in the Midwest where I am we see a major pick up on illness October through March with Influenza statistically being at …

Stomach Flu has arrived!

      UGH, well it’s official at our house Stomach Flu has arrived:(  It’s got to be on the top of most hated things by parents.  So, since I am a mom and a nurse, I thought what a great time to share some accurate information on stomach flu!  One thing I get frustrated …

Peppermint Headache Sticks

Ok, so as a migraine sufferer I am always looking for pain relief from headaches.  I used to love the Head On product that got recalled and then I started searching for a perfect replacement, I went through tons of different products until I finally found this one-Peppermint Headache Sticks.  My girls and I love …

In This House

We have been through some tough times this year, in fact the toughest we have ever had to face and I am so thankful to have my family by my side. About 6 months ago, my daughter was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer at age 12.  As a parent I can’t even begin to explain how …

Heavy Words

HEAVY WORDS Sometimes life presents to you circumstances where you think you may not ever be able to get through them.  Sometimes we have to realize we can not “fix” everything.  Sometimes we get to truly see how unfair life can be.  Sometimes we have to relearn we can not control life.  Sometimes all we …

Stronger Together

It’s been over 2 months since my last post on Crazy Happy Mom Life because I wasn’t ready to share what has been happening in our lives.  Almost one month ago, my worst fears were confirmed-my sweet, beautiful daughter was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer.  The last couple months have been unreal feeling with tons …

Do you suffer from Migraines???

What is a migraine headache?  In my definition it is a horrible headache, usually on one side of the head, typically behind one eye for me.  Having migraines affects your whole life and everyone in it.  I started getting migraines in my mid teens and still get them today.  The key to living with migraines …

Smile Through It

I am sure you have heard the saying life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain.  Lately I have had quite a few days where it doesn’t just feel like rain more of a torrential downpour!  I know I am most definitely not the only one here …