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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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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 »
Getting Started With Adoption by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness   Before John and I were married, we had a conversation about our dreams of family and parenthood and early on in our courtship we knew we had the desire to adopt ... Read on »
A Frozen Inspired Bedroom & Birthday by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness It is not a secret that we love Frozen in this house. My husband would probably say that I love it even more than Abby. I love music, what can I say?  So when Abby’s birth ... Read on »
A New Direction: Redefining Life With Chronic Pain by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness As I have mentioned 2014 has not been off to the greatest start and honestly I feel like I have spent most of my time passed back and forth between my doctors with on ... Read on »
Reenergized To Fight Against Chronic Illness With A New Look & A Refreshed Spirit by Jamee .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness If you haven’t noticed, there are some big changes going on around here! After lots of planning the new branding is complete and A New Kind of Normal is getting an overhau ... Read on »