I’m Katie, welcome to my blog!

I’m 30 (and a half) and I’ve been married to J for 5 years (yes, an initial. We keep his name and our last name under wraps for a few reasons that I won’t bore you with). I am a former high school teacher turned physical therapist and I currently work in a pediatric setting. We have one son, Elijah (you can call him Eli), born in May 2012, and we are expecting our second child in late summer 2014. We also have 2 cats, Jacques-Imo and Karma, who shed everywhere and eat constantly and only emerge when the toddler is asleep because they like to keep their tails attached to their body. We live in Southern California, about an hour outside of Los Angeles and an hour and a half from San Diego.

The name of this blog comes from a condition I was diagnosed with in 2006 called Chiari Malformation. The easiest way to describe it is that my skull wasn’t big enough for my brain (not the other way around, unfortunately), and over time, it herniated into my spinal canal. It was found after I started having vicious headaches and a variety of other symptoms that made it hard for me to walk, let alone work and be happy. I had surgery in November 2007 to relieve the pressure on my brain, and a rocky recovery followed, but am now happy and healthy and able to work and spend time with my family.

Everything I write here is me, mine and from my brain and life. Don’t steal it.

I disclose when I am compensated for posts so that you never have to read a sponsored post or review if you don’t want to, but know that I won’t sacrifice my integrity for a product or for money, so my reviews are my opinions and they are honest. Trust me, you’ll know, because another thing you should know is that I’m an awful liar.

I'm Katie, a 30-year-old, wife, mom, former teacher-turned PT, who also had brain surgery in November of 2007. This blog chronicles my daily life, from mundane to crazy, often with far too much detail. Sit down, get comfortable and stay for a while.
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