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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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...

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...

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...

October 1, 2019

   

    Today marks 8 years since Jeremy and I stood in the chapel of the USS Ronald Reagan and became husband and wife. This year has been hard. There is not way around that fact, but it has nothing to do with our relationship. The hard comes from our second misca...

February 26, 2019

   

    I think that to truly understand what a miracle baby Luke is, I have to start well before the day he was born. This amazing journey was such a blessing...

    When Jeremy and I were approved to go to a new fertility clinic here in New York, I was e...

February 20, 2019

    A question I get asked often is, "How do you do it? How do you manage chronic migraine and taking care of the kids." It is a great question that is hard to answer sometimes... When you have children, there is a shift in the way you see, feel, experience, plan and l...

February 14, 2019

                                                       (Laughing with my best friend -and Luke was hanging out in my belly ;]   - P)...

January 30, 2019

    Growing up, I was surround by a big family and birthday parties were simple. Everyone came over, we opened gifts, had dinner, ate cake and enjoyed the company. It was always fun, special and undemanding. Now, with the world of Pinterest and keeping up, parties are...

January 26, 2019

    I knew as soon as I stepped onto the the chair that it was not my most brilliant idea... but our Bremerton, Washington rental was a very old, drafty house and I was nesting. As I stretched to put up the window shrink-wrap, my giant belly threw off my balance and I...

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