Glazed Shrimp and Fennel Recipe

Glazed Shrimp and Fennel Recipe

There is something so rewarding about growing your own food and then putting it on your table for dinner. Many of us are breaking away from that supermarket trap and growing our own food. Have you ever tried a food share or co-op program with one of your local farms? If not, I highly suggest doing … Continue reading

Blog Series on MyFibroTeam – Part 1

Blog Series on MyFibroTeam – Part 1

Greetings all. I hope that you are healthy and doing well. Last week, WordsByMara was featured on the MyFibroTeam.com blog. This is new and original content; which has not yet been published to my site. Please click here to read and share my article – History Shows You Are Not Alone With Fibromyalgia I’ve struggled … Continue reading

Blog Series on MyEndoTeam – Part 1

I am excited to announce that WordsByMara is now being featured as a 3-part blog series on MyEndoTeam.com. They are featuring some articles that were previously written on this site. MyEndometriosisTeam is a social network and online support group for women living with Endo. If you suffer from Endo and need support from an online … Continue reading

Health and Happiness – Achieving Goals

Chronic illness is exactly that… chronic. Consistent. A vicious cycle. Every day. All day. Living with a chronic illness is not an excuse – it’s a reality. Many of us struggle to move beyond the every day aches, pains and flares out of fear that our body will trigger another vicious cycle of illness. A … Continue reading

The Brink of Insanity – Parenting a Toddler

When your first child is born, your entire world is turned upside down. You are now in charge of a living, breathing, dependable human being that shares half of your genes. People used to tell me to enjoy the time before your child starts walking and talking. Honestly, I used to think that maybe they forgot … Continue reading

The Kind of Love

There is a kind of inexplicable love. The kind of love that you cannot know until you’ve held it in your arms. The kind of love that grows from the inside out. A love so holy and pure that it hurts. This love grows deeper with every cry, every sleepless night and every smile. It … Continue reading

Save Time with Baby Food Dots

A few months ago, my infant son started spitting it out his baby food. I got so frustrated that I just stopped giving him baby food on a spoon. He is a very independent kid and I assumed he just wanted to feed himself. I tried to give him bananas – he gagged. I tried to … Continue reading

How to Be Your Own Advocate

When I was in my late teens and early 20’s, I saw a lot of doctors before being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, Endometriosis and a slew of spine issues. We were working towards finding a diagnosis and the process was unbearably frustrating. I constantly felt judged and since I was so young some doctors seemed to … Continue reading

Product Review – Monthly Books for KIDS by Bookroo

Sometimes connections with great people happen by happy accident. Allow me to introduce Bookroo.com – a website dedicated to the development of your kiddo’s brain! Here is how it works: Go to Bookroo.com to find a package of your liking. Do you want to receive books each month, or 3 months, or 6 months? Select the best … Continue reading