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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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Are YOU Overwhelmed by me? by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease This is more of an inquiry than a post. And trust me, if you are reading this post, it is unlikely that I am talking about you. Really. Unfortunately, this inquiry will ... Read on »
>, < or = to Courage? by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Life has been super full the past few weeks. With the help of friends and strangers, I put my kids on a plane to Texas for Spring Break. Getting ready was an exhausting ... Read on »
Let’s Step On The Gas! by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease So, today, the little red wagon had two flat tires. Metaphor for a life out of control? I think so. Fast. Fast. Fast. Hurry up. Go to Circus. Get to school. Ge ... Read on »
Friend Shifts and other Casualties by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease This post is dedicated to all of my true friends: Past, Present, Future. When you come to a crisis in your health or the lives of your children, you might learn who ... Read on »
Spring is coming. . .like it or not. by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease At the Winter Solstice, when the days start getting shorter, I start to panic a little bit. Sure, sunshine and warm weather can change anyone’s outlook, but when you have ... Read on »
But Your Kids Aren’t THAT Sick, Right? by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I’m losing interest in answering this question. Today, I sat at the LLMD with my kids kids. The little guy was spinning on the doc’s chair in between attempts to catap ... Read on »
More Than You Wanted to Know About Lyme Part Two: Q & A by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease This afternoon I spent my energy at the State Capital complex, at a hearing for a bill to protect docs who are brave enough to treat Lyme Disease. It fascinates me h ... Read on »
The Digging-est Dog by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I went to a workshop with Julia Cameron , the woman who wrote, “The Artist Way”. At this weekend workshop, she had us reveal our favorite book as a child, saying that she ... Read on »
Our Lives as Rubik’s Cubes by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Soas we were driving to the Senate Hearing on the Bill to protect docs who treat lyme by clinical diagnosisMollymy sonmy husband and myself were all discussing Lyme Trea ... Read on »
Why Are You Still Treating For Lyme and other questions I wish you would ask. by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I’m thinking there are a whole lot of people who would like to ask a whole lot of questions of medirectly related to my illness. But I don’t know. Part of me thinks my ... Read on »
This illness doesn’t own us. Or does it? by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease My day is filled with symptoms and managing meds for 3 people. It is filled with trying to find supports and lamenting the fact that those supports just aren’t availab ... Read on »
Hope is a thing. . . by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I’m pretty sure I ran over hope during my longunnecessary car trip last night. Just in case there is anything left to salvagea little Emily Dickinsonsubversive woman ... Read on »
The End of a Decade by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Wow. My decade was full. At the start of the decadeI had recently lost a baby and had serious anxietyforcing me to step down from Youth Development consulting. By the ... Read on »
Don’t forget to listen to Santa by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Okay. Last weekthe little guy wanted a pirate ship by Matchbox (what the hell is thatanyway?)a remote control car that can go into the water and a screeching monkey wi ... Read on »
Happy Birthday, Ellen! by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease SoI’m at Ellen’s house the other day and I see all the lovely birthday cards lined up on the windowsill. We all know how much I love birthday cardssince in a good yearI ... Read on »
Tonight, I count my blessing, even when I’m feeling alone. by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I need to count the people in my life who support me. I need to tally them up. Make a chartdo all things VIRGO. I get thisfrom this person. Thatfrom you. By coun ... Read on »
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Praise God! by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease My mother was a big fan of praising the lord. I just don’t get all of the hullabaloo about religion. Never have. Probably never will. I was saved in high school ... Read on »
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Weepy Girl? by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I’ve never been especially sentimental. I’ve buried friends, parents, a child. I tend to get angry. Irritable. Hard to live with. Never sweet. Rarely loving a ... Read on »