Welcome to Beauty And The Migraine Beast

 I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. I am passionate about living my best life, despite chronic migraine.  Beauty And The Migraine Beast serves as a vessel to share my life, stories and experience with chronic migraine. It is my hope that my openness may resonate with you personally, or help bring more awareness, understanding and compassion to what life with chronic migraine is really like. 

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May 4, 2020

    I have totally lost count of how many times I have said to my boys to be careful or stop doing something  "because we CAN'T go to the hospital right now!" The anxiety that we are all living with right now because of Covid-19 is very real, and it also will look diff...

April 27, 2020

    Did you know that celery, when cooked, makes it's own natural kind of nitrate? It is kind like a "natural" MSG. MSG is a major trigger for my chronic migraine disease. It took me YEARS to figure out this issue with celery. A lot of soups, broths and foods in that c...

April 20, 2020

    When someone looks at a snapshot of my life or takes a scroll through my Instagram or Facebook feed, I am sure the word "infertility" never crosses their mind. From the outside looking in, assumptions are made about my family and the ease at which I am able to grow...

April 15, 2020

* My 2 year blog birthday happened on March 10, 2020... Which also happened to be the day we also launched pre-order sales for Hope and Hugs Shop... and in the midst of moving into our new home. Right after that busy time, covid-19 took over and blogging was pushed eve...

January 4, 2020

    One of the most vital ways to practice self care is setting boundaries. For me this is also extremely difficult. I am fantastic at encouraging others and supporting them in standing up for themselves... but when it comes time for me to show up for myself in th...

January 1, 2020

    Not only is this the first day a new year, it is the first day of a new decade. It seems much bigger, more important and like a much larger stamp of time. Ten years ago I didn't know myself. I was struggling with a lot of things - investing in relationships with pe...

December 17, 2019

    Today is the first day of our life back on the civilian side of the fence. Jeremy has served the past 10 years, 3 months and 28 days in the United States Navy. I am so incredibly proud of the man he is, the example he has set for our boys and the sacrifices he's ma...

December 12, 2019

    I don't feel like I deserve the "good days"... There I said it. It is a nasty, awful, dark, nagging feeling that I have been carrying for a long time. Sometimes to take away such thoughts and feelings we need to tell somebody, so here I am telling you....

November 8, 2019

    The holiday season is rapidly approaching and for many families that means some form of travel as well. It is a very daunting thing to take on, especially when you have little humans to take along. For us, most travel is done by car, but I feel that my following ti...

October 29, 2019

   When we were newly married, we had it all figured out. I am sure many of you probably chuckled at that last sentence. It makes me cringe a bit because we had no idea what we were in for. This had nothing to do with getting along and figuring out how to become a team...

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