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 my migraines.  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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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...

March 10, 2019

    Over a year ago, I felt a calling to open up about my life with chronic migraine that frankly made me nervous, unsure and intimidated. I waited and thought about it, prayed and then I started to get excited... maybe someone needed to hear my voice, s...

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 14, 2019

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

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...

January 1, 2019

    Welcome to the new year! It's day 1... For some this can be exciting, and others feel overwhelmed. For me, it is a chance to refocus my thoughts, direction and purpose for the days to come. I never set some impossible goal or make crazy new resolutions. Each new ye...

November 14, 2018

    For our anniversary, I talked Jeremy into updating our family photos. I LOVE having pictures around the house and having those memories to cherish. The last time we had family pictures taken, N was L's age- so it was definitely time. I researched and scoured our ar...

November 5, 2018

     It is said time and time again... You can't pour from an empty cup. But honestly, sometimes, as busy individuals it is very hard to find time for self-care. "Other" things take up a lot of time and just feel more important than self focus... and often (especially...

October 9, 2018

    "Grief only exists where love first lived." - Francesca Cox 

    I guess to truly understand I have to start this story at the very beginning (some of you may know the first part of this, but bear with me because all of this needs to be told as a whole)......

October 1, 2018

    On this day, 7 years ago, Jeremy and I stood in the chapel on the USS Ronald Reagan and became husband and wife. To some it may not seem like we have been married long, but for us we have lived a lifetime in these long and short years. So many changes, moves, count...

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