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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.

By Cathy Kramer

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.

By Cathy Kramer

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.

By Cathy Kramer

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.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

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.

By Cathy Kramer

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.

By Lene Andersen, MSW