Welcome to the (mis)Adventures of a Lupie Mama!
My name is Jolinda and I’m a Lupus warrior. I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus at 17. Since then I added Fibromyalgia, Supraventricular Tachycardia which has resulted in a NSTEMI (heart attack), migraines, PTSD, Anxiety, and depression to my list of diagnoses.
More importantly though, I’m blessed to be the wife of an amazing and supportive man and a stay-at-home mom to a very active 4 year old boy. We have several nieces and nephews nearby but 2 of my beautiful nieces (2 & 4 years old) live just next door and come play with us most days. We live on a small family ranch in the middle of nowhere where there are 6 dogs, countless barn cats, chickens, ducks, several cattle, 3 horses, 3 mules, 3, llamas, a bunch of goats and a pig who all seem to think THEY run the place.
Over the years I have worked hard to not let Lupus win and have been able to be a volunteer firefighter, an Intermediate level EMT, and a substitute teacher. I enjoy being with kids and finding fun things for us to do, planning themed birthdays and making special cakes, crafting, reading and binge watching netflix.
There is always something going on in our lives and I’m super excited to get to share all of our (mis)adventures with you!