It’s Been a Long Time!

I must apologize to my readers. It has been a long time… a REALLY long time, since I devoted any time and attention to this blog. Over the last 9 months (yikes!) while I maintained internet silence, we have been going through quite a few things with our family. In some of my earlier posts, I mentioned that “living” with Juvenile Arthritis means coping the best way you can, and sometimes that means letting go of a few things. I took my own advice, and for a while  blogging, both at “Living With Juvenile Arthritis” and “Everyday Health” had to be the thing I put on the back burner.

2014 was a big year for my family. We had a surgery or two and a huge cross country move. We had new schools, new friends, and more ups and downs than I can count. Our lows were pretty extreme, but in December we had one of our highest points ever. In short, I had to take a break to focus on life and our family but now that things are a bit more settled, I’m excited to be back.

For those of you who have sent comments and emails letting me know how much you’ve missed my posts and the community here, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!  That is what kept me going, and gave me the push to get started again now that things have leveled out.

In the coming weeks, you can expect to get a glimpse into some of our big JA news and a few inspirational stories. I’m also going to share some of our low points, health scares and how we managed,  to keep things real. Although we always try to stay positive, living with this disease isn’t just rainbows and roses. It has the potential to come out of left field and throw a curve ball or two (or three or two hundred…) Learning how to live through those times and not just “get by” is a big part of being successful and taking charge of your child’s life, not just their illness. Also look for some product reviews that I am SO overdue to publish, that might be helpful for JA families. I don’t receive compensation for my reviews (however I may receive the product so I can review it) so you can expect 100% honesty!

Lastly, if there is anything that you would like to see me cover, give me a shout!  I love to hear from you all, and I have missed you- really!


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  1. So glad you’re back!
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  2. I can’t wait to see what you have in store! I would love to see your tips on what questions to ask when you are moving from a great dr to a “new to you” pediatric Rheumatologist 😉
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