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Living With Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Isn’t the End

Living With Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Isn’t the End

I watched other new moms bonding with their infants saying it was the best thing that ever happened to them. To me it felt like the wor...

Busy Moms, These Self-Care Tips Are Just for You

These self-care strategies for busy moms require little-to-no time and do not cost a dime!

Natalie Hayden

Reflecting on Motherhood & Crohn's: Year One

Parenthood is daunting, no matter what, especially your first time around. Throw in an unpredictable, often debilitating condition and ...

Natalie Hayden

How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy

When I was 21 I was blindsided with a diagnosis of an incurable chronic illness. I was told I had Crohn's disease—an autoimmune disea...

Ava Meena

What It's Like in the Depths of Sickness with Lupus

What is it like to live with lupus? In this post, I’m going to share what it was like to be in the depths of my sickness with lupus. ...

I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened

"I've learned now that not all health issues present themselves—some are silently lurking inside you and, without regular screening, ...

What’s a Typical Day Like When You Have a Disability?
Katie M. Golden

What’s a Typical Day Like When You Have a Disability?

Out of everything that was asked of me, I found answering this question to be the most important. “Describe what you do in a typical...

10 Tips for Friends and Family Supporting Someone With IBD
Natalie Hayden

10 Tips for Friends and Family Supporting Someone With IBD

It's my hope that after reading this article, you'll feel more comfortable approaching family members and friends with inflammatory bow...

Tips for Preparing for the Holidays When You're Chronically Ill

After living with my chronic illnesses for 6 years, I figured out a low-fail plan that makes executing all those seasonal tasks less st...

Chronic Illness and Motherhood: Why I Didn't Let Crohn's Disease Rob Me of My Future
Natalie Hayden

Chronic Illness and Motherhood: Why I Didn't Let Crohn's Disease Rob Me of My Future

When I was 21, my world turned upside down and I was blindsided with a diagnosis of an incurable chronic illness. I was told I had Croh...

On Reaching Remission of Crohn's Disease: Tragedy and Triumph

On Reaching Remission of Crohn's Disease: Tragedy and Triumph

Exactly one year ago today, my gastroenterologist pulled the curtain back to find me still in post-colonoscopy position, groggy, yet m...

Chronic Illness Took Me Out of the Workforce and I'm Fighting to #KeepTheCare
Katie M. Golden

Chronic Illness Took Me Out of the Workforce and I'm Fighting to #KeepTheCare

When you're healthy, you don't spend much time thinking about what you would do if hit by a chronic illness. At least I didn't. 

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