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Recruit Your Kids For Your Health Team

Your kids can be a vital part of keeping your energy up and pain levels down when you have a chronic illness. Here's how to enlist their help around the house.

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A Mother's Guilt With Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you're a mother with rheumatoid arthritis, you know the feelings of guilt that come with not always being there for your kids. Here's how I deal with it.

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Surviving Summer With Kids and RA

When you have rheumatoid arthritis and kids, summer break can sap your energy. Remember: pajamas all day, homemade forts, and cookies can be amazing.

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Mother’s Day When You Can't Have Children

Mother’s Day is a day of celebration — but for those who can’t bear children because of a chronic condition like rheumatoid arthritis, it can be a struggle.

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Married With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Read this candid and heartfelt interview between a woman with RA and her husband about how her diagnosis affected their marriage.

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Fierce Mom on a Mission: Paula Fitzgibbons

Blogger and mother talks about living with RA, how her children adjust to her chronic illness, and how she helps them cope with their own.