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Holy Smokes! My Night Just Got Very Busy


I went from going from one to three parties in the last 10 minutes. For those of you who are new to my personal blogs, I suffer from insane migraines.  They started to become so debilitating that I actually STOPPED going into the city to attend press functions. Every time I left my house I would become crippled with pain.

For the past 6 weeks, I started to make changes that are helping relieve the symptoms. I joined a gym, started to drink less caffeine, loosened up my jaw (apparently I’m a teeth clencher), and started taking preventative medication. I’m on my second refill and I have to say the headaches are FAR LESS than before. I think I end up with about 20% of what I used to have and that’s a HUGE difference.

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But I still try to keep my schedule opened. I hardly go in for anything. I missed this season’s entire Fashion Week and gave all my shows to my four interns. I didn’t attend this year’s Toy Fair (even though it would have been amazing for INO Mommy) and I stopped completely covering anything beauty related (tomorrow I am sending my writer to brunch with Sarah Jessica Parker because I knew it would be crazy for me to finish my morning shift and get into the city by 11am).  I could be doing things everyday of my life. But the only thing I truly want to do is hang out with my husband and play with my kids.


But on occasion, I say yes. I figure it turns out to be about once a month. I’ll do something with an agency to make sure I stay in good graces with everyone. Tonight I was scheduled to go to a Dylan’s Candy Bar party with AnnaLynne McCord, Nick Cannon, and someone else who I forgot…

So I said yes. I’ve done things with them before and the candy is just amazing. So why not? Figured it would be a good story to tell. But while chatting over the last 20 minutes with friends, I just confirmed a party with XBox and am waiting on one more which I will write about once I find out if I can get on the list. The bad thing is each party is a few hours long and are scheduled between 7 to 10. So Bill and I are going to be hopping and I most certainly will be packing a few pills in my bag… because even THINKING about it all is getting me anxious.

When did I become so agoraphobic?

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.