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Tilling Mama

Minneapolis, Minnesota
I am a mom dealing with the ravaging effects of Lyme Disease on my entire family. I am more like Super Woman than Lois Lane, more like Raven than Blossom.  It's who I need to be in this fight.  
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When I Get Well, I’m . . . by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease When I get well, I’m going to sew again. Curtains, bags, big heavy fabrics, things cut on the bias, things with mismatched patterns and textures. I’m going to make jewel ... Read on »
Liberation from Winter Compost by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Today, my friend Carrie came over. Today, I stopped winter composting. First I bought a car. Then, I stopped recycling plastic. Now this. Carrie is as eco friend ... Read on »
Re-Envisioning Community by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Today’s Radio Show on KFAI! We all have been in need, and know people in need. Let’s brainstorm ideas and find solutions to propel your care into action. pathway ... Read on »
Rubik’s Cube, Reprise by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I think this information is important. Lyme is NOT easy to treat. Nor is it hard to get. Nor can you be guaranteed a life without continued symptoms if you take a conse ... Read on »
From Grief into Discomfort by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I think this is a good sign. Today, when I told someone that I had a frozen shoulder, I said it so matter of fact like that I was surprised it was coming from my own bein ... Read on »
She’s. . . . ALONE! by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease My mom never went to appointments by herself. Except for little things, like a check up. I made sure of that. She was never alone. She often got concerned that she was ... Read on »
Blogging has lost its thrill. . by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease So, I know people enjoy reading about my complex and fun filled life, but frankly, I’ve been really tired. And busy. Funerals. Showers. Meeting the school bus. It all ... Read on »
You Don’t Know How Good It Is. . . by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Until it is gone. I don’t have a lot of services to rely on. No housekeeping, no funds for a cleaning service. No personal care, no respite to help with the little guy. ... Read on »
Winning No Awards. Nope. Not here. by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease So, I’m thinking it might be because I don’t have a good balance between photos and text. Or, maybe it’s because I don’t do give-aways. I could though. I could give awa ... Read on »
From Surreal to Absurd by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I think the scales have finally tipped. No longer is my life surreal. It is absurd. Tonight, after getting some glass in my foot (from a glass that fell off the cou ... Read on »
Choosing Legal Guardians by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease So, everyone writes a will, right? And, choosing guardians for your kids, you all do it, right? It is often a sister, a brother, a close friend. People say yes, beca ... Read on »
Becoming The Energizer Bunny by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I had a big a-ha moment tonight. I was too tired to function after my appointment at the Dizzy and Balance clinic. Way too tired. But, if I sit down on the couch to re ... Read on »
How Can You Help A Mom With A Chronic Illness? by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease We all know how to do it when a friend has a baby, or when her mother dies. We support her, bring her meals, give her breaks from her children. We know what to do. B ... Read on »
Parenting While Chronically Ill by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease So, over the past year or so, I’ve written a whole lot about how hard it is to parent two chronically ill kids. But, I never really take time to talk about the other side ... Read on »
Serving Hope on A Yoga Mat? by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease On Monday, I saw a Sports Medicine doc from the Physical Therapy center I go to twice a week. He suspects a hip impingement (left side) and apparently there’s some funky ... Read on »
F-i-g-h-t! by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I’m having a seriously OCD night. I’ve been pushing my illness and my recovery into the shadows of my living. Teaching two weeks in a row, every week day, pretending tha ... Read on »
Keep Your Chin Up. . .things could be worse. . . by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I had a friend from my history make a comment on my facebook status update last week. I was remarking on the fact that our stove was out, my shoulder doesn’t allow me to ... Read on »
The Absence of Anxiety is ? ? ? ? by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Fatigue. I’m on day 30, now. Taking vial 10 and the thing that I notice most is that fatigue is quick to fill up the vacuum that is created by the anxiety leaving. ... Read on »
No Longer One of The Cool Kids by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease So, it probably shouldn’t be hitting me so hard. But, I hopped on facebook tonight before hopping into bed and I saw this: Yep. Walk or Bike to the neighborhood co- ... Read on »
Thirteen. Lucky Number 13? by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease No. Still don’t want to talk. Talked with our practitioner, though. I need to do the Mycoplasma series next. Can’t wait. I’m dealing with a huge Fungal infectio ... Read on »