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Juggling Mom Life, RA, and The Guilt That Comes With It

When your child, no matter the age, needs you and you can’t provide because your RA is holding you down, it is hard to not feel guilty. Pile on the fact that RA is hereditary, and you’re left shouldering a world of guilt. You’re not alone.

By Cathy Kramer

Anxiety and Homework: 9 Tips for Parents

Tests. Deadlines. Hard math equations. Homework is stressful, especially when for kids with anxiety. As a parent, here’s how you can help.

By Eileen Bailey

Surviving Summer When Your Kids Are Out of School — And You Have RA

What in the world are you going to do with them all day? First things first, set expectations. Then, remember that it’s okay to do nothing all day. Pajamas all day, homemade forts, and cookies sound amazing.

By Cathy Kramer

Young Colorectal Cancer Patient Talks Stage 3 Cancer and the Community That's Helped Raise Her Children

Annie Schreiber discusses how family, friends, teachers, church members, and others rallied to her side as she and her husband raised their three children during her stage 3 rectal cancer treatment.

By Pamela Kaufman

Parenting With Psoriatic Arthritis? Tips to Make Your Job Easier

Managing psoriatic arthritis as a parent is no small feat. It requires organization, creativity, and lots of patience. Here are some tips to make your job easier.

By Casey Nilsson

Living With Psoriatic Arthritis: Lessons You’re Teaching Your Children

Ever wonder what your kids will gain from your experience living with psoriatic arthritis? Do strength, persistence, and resilience come to mind? Here are just a few lessons you are teaching them.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Living With Psoriatic Arthritis and Caring For a Newborn: Lessons Learned

Want advice on living with psoriatic arthritis and caring for your newborn? Learn from a woman who has just been there, bought the t-shirt, and has taken notes.

By Julie Cerrone Croner

Beating Breast Cancer Meant Being Able to See My Son to Adulthood

A candid and heart-wrenching story of a mom who was faced with this harsh reality — and how she pushed through.

By PJ Hamel

What to Get for Mom When She Has Dementia

You struggle internally about whether you should even go through the motions of celebrating mom when she won’t understand what you’re doing. But there are ways to celebrate her that will make a difference.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

How Someone Who Can’t Have Children Feels About Mother’s Day

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

By Lene Andersen, MSW