Family Matters
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Family Matters

Depression, Chronic Illness, and Parenting

Navigating a world of competing priorities

Photo by Rosalind Chang on Unsplash

When I was in college, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease where your body attacks and damages healthy joints (and, in severe cases, organs). My world changed practically overnight. I’d been teaching several fitness classes daily, attending school full time, and caring for my fiancé’s…

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