I’m a native Tulsan and lifestyle blogger, focusing on living a fabulous life as a thirty-something mom with chronic illness.
Why am I here? Living with chronic illness isn’t easy, especially as a parent.
BrendaDalton.com is a modern, everyday lifestyle resource for our unique needs as women, parents, and patients.
While I’ve had an autoimmune disorder for most of my life, I truly joined the world of autoimmune diseases in 2014, when I found myself with a severe gluten allergy. It was tough to be in your mid-twenties and lose the ability to eat one of the most commons foods in the world.
While training for a half-marathon later that year, I suddenly found myself in pain in random joints. It took me until 2016 to finally be diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, an autoimmune, inflammatory arthritis, which attacks the joints, soft tissues and organs.
Since then, I have spent my time advocating for those with rheumatic diseases and chronic and invisible illnesses, along with women’s hair loss and alopecia.
I know the toll that autoimmune diseases and chronic illness can take on one’s physical and mental health, and most importantly, your livelihood to live a “normal” life like everyone else.
I’ve developed my blog to help women navigate everyday life with chronic illnesses, from fashion and beauty to pregnancy, mom life, and entertaining.
On the Brenda Dalton blog, you’ll find:
- Parenting Tips: All my tried-and-true hacks to making parenting a breeze with chronic illness. Everything from tools and tricks to personal stories.
- Essentials: My picks on products to life make life with chronic illness easier. Some blog favorites are “The Best Beauty Products for Arthritis” and “The Best Gluten-Free Snacks On-The-Go”
- Entertaining & Recipes: How to feed the whole crew for parties and holidays that’s healthy, gluten-friendly and of course, beautifully decorated with ease
- Gift and Shopping Guides: Making it easier to shop for loved ones throughout the year, whether it’s for holidays, anniversaries or a simple “thinking of you” gift
If I’m in a city with a Shake Shack, you’ll find me there, and I sincerely wish they’d bring Rock’n’Roll Jeopardy back so I can be a big winner. I’m also an outspoken advocate for arthritis research, having been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis at the age of 29.
It’s my goal to help others live the life they want and dream of, even with the challenges of autoimmune diseases.
I’d love to hear from you, listen to your stories about life with chronic illness, motherhood or any tips or topics you’d like featured on the blog. Give me a follow on social media at the links below.
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