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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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...

August 13, 2019

    When you live with chronic migraine (or other illnesses), you spend a lot of time at doctor appointments. For me, with the combination of chronic migraine and PCOS, I am constantly in and out of various offices. With our decision to take a break from the fertility...

May 16, 2019

   As a new mother, in 2013, the "Breast Is Best" campaign was in full swing. I was constantly being asked, in a not so subtle way, if I planned on breastfeeding. Of course I wanted to, that was what was BEST for my baby right? And it was a natural, maternal thing that...

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...

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...

September 21, 2018


    Birthdays are always a good time for some self-reflection. Having kissed my 20's goodbye last week, I took some time to reflect on the things I learned and the lessons that I want to focus on in my 30's. 

1) Don't Count Your Chickens...

    When Jer...

July 19, 2018


    Today I had big plans for myself and a long list of "to-do's" including writing a post about another one of my trial/error migraine treatments... I put L down for his morning nap ready to eat, shower and start on my cleaning. I managed to down some toast, s...

June 15, 2018

"N" is my 5 1/2 year old son.... I asked him these questions (over several different days) to get his perspective on things and wrote down exactly what he said. 

What is a migraine? 

Your head hurts. I think they are really bad. 

How do you feel when mommy...

June 7, 2018


    When we got married, I knew that Jeremy was going to be a good dad, but after actually having children he is not just "good" he's exceptional. Being a military family and having to raise children in this demanding, unpredictable environment is not easy. Sac...

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