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Jamee ..

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My name is Jamee and I am a proud YPW (youth pastor’s wife), adoptive mom, blogger, & spoonie. I am also a lover of shopping, flip flops, Disney, & Leroy Jethro Gibbs.  This blog began as an outlet during my journey through infertility which grew to encompass not only... Full Bio
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Happy Birthday Charlie! by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness It is unbelievable to look back at my first Dear Charlie post and know that we were celebrating her 10th birthday when that post went live and now she is 14. FOURTEEN!! Ho ... Read on »
Birthday Recap & A Giveaway! by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness One of the other highlights of fall is celebrating my birthday! I don’t like celebrating my age (creeping towards the mid-30’s category scares the crap out of me) but I am ... Read on »
Fall Family Fun! by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Welcome back y’all! Hopefully you guys made it through yesterday’s video post without any ill side effects! If you made it through the entire video, I am sending you a vir ... Read on »
A Little Life Update & A TMI Tag! by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I am so, so sorry that it has been so long since my last post! If you follow me on other areas of social media, you might now that the migraines I had been struggling with ... Read on »
Fall Beauty Haul 2014 by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Finally crawling out from under my rock. I finally, finally got to see a neurologist today so I am praying that we can finally get these migraines under control so I can f ... Read on »
Fall Fashion Lookbook 2014 by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Disclosure: One item in the Fall Lookbook was sent to me by FitClubDesigns on Etsy to facilitate a review but all other items featured were purchased by moi. As always, op ... Read on »
11 Years Ago Today: Finding Purpose For My Pain by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness When I think back to September 16, 2003, I remember two things. First, I remember how anxious and nervous I was about having my first surgery ever. When I was in high ... Read on »
Five Friday Favorites – August 29th Edition by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness   I have been trying to come up with some new ideas for A New Kind of Normal and as I’ve been combing through the blogosphere and the land of YouTube, I discovere ... Read on »
Ready For Kindergarten by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I have a hard time believing that Abby is already old enough to start school and ready for kindergarten! It seems like yesterday I was announcing that I was finally a mom ... Read on »
Ending Summer With A Bang (Despite Chronic Illness) by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I am so excited to introduce fellow endo warrior and blogger Kenya! As if being a warrior isn’t enough, she is also a practicing doula and advocate to end violence against ... Read on »
Life Update by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I most definitely did not expect to fall of the internet map over the last several weeks. The migraines I shared about in a previous post have intensified to the point whe ... Read on »
Summer Makeup Essentials! by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness As much as I love the beach, summer is not my favorite season. Its hot and sticky. I am definitely not one of the ladies that just “glistens.” I sweat. A lot. My face gets ... Read on »
Five Friday Favorites – July 25 2014 by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness   I have been trying to come up with some new ideas for A New Kind of Normal and as I’ve been combing through the blogosphere and the land of YouTube, I discovere ... Read on »
When In Doubt, Just Add Glitter: A Fun-filled Glitter Photo Shoot by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I have had my Nikon DSLR for a couple years now but I have not yet taken the leap to venture out of “auto” mode much. That is all about to change. I am determined to turn ... Read on »
June Ipsy Bag Review by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness   I am a little late getting this June Ipsy Bag Review up but the travel back and forth to VA slowed things up a smidge! I don’t have too much longer until July’s ... Read on »
The Week-Long Migraine & Hating The Word “Normal” by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I have struggled with migraines for years. Initially we were able to pinpoint that they were primarily triggered by hormonal shifts so I was able to take preventative medi ... Read on »
Keeping My Spunk In Summer by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Living in the South, the heat and humidity make it easy to adopt a “whatever is easiest and coolest” style for the summer. Believe me, there are totally days where I absol ... Read on »
My Turn Being The Spouse, Not Patient: Importance of Caregiver Support by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness   My husband and I are both spoonies. John has been type 1 diabetic since he was 8  years old and has spent every summer for the last 20 years at Camp Carolina ... Read on »
What If We Checked No: Answering The Medical Questionnaire by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Today is week 2 of Adoption Month here at A New Kind of Normal! If you missed week 1, you can catch up by checking out my advice on getting started with the adoption ... Read on »
May Ipsy Bag Review! by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness   It is no secret that I may have a slight obsession with makeup and beauty products. In the recent months, it has most definitely intensified and have found myse ... Read on »