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November 16, 2018

For years, I didn’t think I’d ever tell my kids that their mom has Crohn’s disease.  I had worked so hard for so long to achieve remission... so I was tired of dealing with Crohn's when my first was born.  As a result, I never shared what was going on and often focused...

May 27, 2018

In order to get well enough to take on the role of motherhood in the way that I wanted, I would need to take Cimzia (throughout my first pregnancy) and then Humira (started after a rough flare and shortly before my second pregnancy).  I was nervous at first, but, armed...

From a young age, I knew that I wanted to be a mother.  But, when I began experiencing symptoms of Crohn’s disease at age 21, I became worried about how my future may look.  Knowing instinctively that I wanted to be well to have a child, I set out on a mission to heal...

November 28, 2017

When I’m not feeling well, it can be hard to take care of me AND all of the responsibilities that I take on, including parenting two young boys.  Because chronic illness requires a life-long dedication, I don’t always have the option to ask for help when things get a l...

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ABOUT ME

For nearly a decade, I've managed life with Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) of the digestive tract. As a young woman, symptoms appeared one day, and they wouldn't be tamed for years.  While the disease hasn't stopped me from living my life, its appearance has altered my course; sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. I'm passionate about sharing my experience to support others.  

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