Thyroid Advocacy

There are up to 300 million thyroid sufferer worldwide, majority hypothyroid, yet over half remain UNDIAGNOSED. Hypothyroid Mom is a thyroid advocacy blog dedicated to building thyroid awareness.

Talking to Your Kids in Tough (Thyroid) Times

Talking to Your Kids in Tough Thyroid Times

Her children taught her the greatest lesson of all: we have power within us to thrive, despite everything, even in the face of our darkest days with chronic illness. [Read more…]

Before you judge, climb into my thyroid skin

Before you judge climb into my thyroid skin

“Fist of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” ~ Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

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Saving Babies On World Thyroid Day

Saving Babies on World Thyroid Day

What happened to my baby?

I wailed. [Read more…]

Body Shaming & Thyroid Disease: The Idea of Beautiful

Body Shaming & Thyroid Disease: The Idea of Beautiful

Who knew that little butterfly-shaped thyroid gland at the base of our neck could affect our lives so completely? Not just our health, but our physical appearance can dramatically change. And then come the body shamers, the people who are in absolutely no position to shame (“You are not perfect so stop judging,” I want to yell at them) who have the power to devastate our self-esteem…but only if we let them. [Read more…]

I’M FINE, THANKS

I'm fine, thanks

I’m fine, thanks

One lie. A little one. Intended to answer the question “How are you?” in the expected way. Well meaning. Until you develop a chronic illness like hypothyroidism. Then those three little words become way too big to handle. [Read more…]

Is Your Thyroid Affecting Your Credibility?

Is Your Thyroid Affecting Your Credibility?

I was an over-achiever, driven by the need to always be “perfect”. That’s how I landed a spot in a Master’s degree program at Columbia University and a plum job on Wall Street. My credibility was everything. I could be counted on to out perform. Family, friends, professors, co-workers, bosses, I mean everyone could count on me.

Yeh, that was all before hypothyroidism.

Then my house of cards came tumbling down.

When I read thyroid & life coach Stacey Robbins’ article on credibility, I knew instantly that this was an article I must share at Hypothyroid Mom.
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CHRONIC: Thriving While Living with a Chronic Illness

CHRONIC: Thriving While Living with a Chronic Illness

When I launched Hypothyroid Mom in October 2012, my dream was to reach 250 followers. Little did I know that 4 years later, this blog would have over ONE MILLION followers, yes I said one million. I will never forget the people who first followed my Hypothyroid Mom Facebook Page when I only had 40 or so followers. Whenever I see their profile pictures pop up when they comment on a post on my page, I smile. All these years later and they are still here. How blessed I feel. Karen is one of those early followers and I’m so proud to have her writing here today. [Read more…]

Manifesto for the Hypothyroid Mom

Manifesto for the Hypothyroid Mom

This guest article left me thinking, thinking so deeply. I know you will be left thinking too….

None of this is your fault.
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Hypothyroidism. An Open Letter to My Family

Hypothyroidism. An Open Letter To My Family.

When a Hypothyroid Mom reader contacted me with this letter that she wrote to her family (and she asked me to share but keep it anonymous), I thought wow she hit the nail on the head. She expressed the frustration we feel living with an invisible illness so perfectly. We may look “normal” on the outside but struggle in ways no one understands, not even our loved ones.
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Married to Hashimoto’s: A Husband’s Confession – Where I Blew It.

Married to Hashimoto's: A Husband's Confession - Where I Blew It

So often I’ve thought about doing a poll at Hypothyroid Mom, a poll to see how many people with thyroid disease are struggling with issues in their personal relationships.

I haven’t done the poll because…the truth…I fear that the percentage would be even higher than I imagine.
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Help Save Babies on World Thyroid Day

Help Save Babies on World Thyroid Day

Today May 25, 2016 is World Thyroid Day.

Today is the day we SAVE BABIES. [Read more…]