Growing Up With a Disabled Parent: Empathy or Resentment?

It would be an understatement to say that it’s difficult growing up with a parent who struggles with a disability. It changes the way you view your parents, friends, and even your own health at times. In this two-part series, I’ll examine how this impacts different parts of a child’s life. In this first part,…

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6 Tips for Heading Back to School with Migraine

A red apple sitting on a book, colored pencils and school supplies

It’s that time of year again! Students are heading back to school and it seems parents are scrambling to get their kids ready for the new school year. However, when your child lives with migraine, that scrambling can be challenging because there is so much more involved.  In this video, Dr. Thomas Berk, certified headache…

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5 Tips to Enjoy Summer as a Parent with Migraine

Woman with blonde hair sitting on sofa holding her head with her hands while two young blonde children jump next to her

Summers are tricky. On the one hand, you’ve been looking forward to more time with your children.  On the other hand, you have migraine, and the thought of all that time with kids during migraine attacks is daunting. These conflicting feelings can be a lot, but know that you are not alone. So many parents…

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Parenting with Migraine

Teaching kids how to do things for themselves is helpful for when I have a migraine. But, it also empowers them. When my daughter was 3, instead of feeling defeated that I was struggling to make her a sandwich, I tried to celebrate that my 3 year old could make her own sandwich! It taught me to reframe my perspective, and that has been incredibly helpful ever since!

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When the Guilt of Migraine Gets to be Too Much

If I were to be honest, for decades I wore guilt like a well-worn coat. Guilt that I couldn’t hang out with my friends. Guilt of not being the wife I thought I should be. Guilt about not being there for my children like other mothers. Even guilt that the things my doctors suggested weren’t helping.…

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