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Off The Meds And Making Cupcakes


My daughter had her birthday in school today. Summer recess begins BEFORE her true date, so we had to choose a day this week to celebrate instead. I asked her what she wanted and naturally it was pink cupcakes with pink icing. LOL! That’s a girl for you…

So yesterday, I whipped up the mixture and colored the icing. After I made them, I didn’t feel like cooking dinner so we opted for pizza. Everyone deserves a night off from dinner, right?

The rest of this post is a bit whiny, so click on the continue reading link only if you are up for it.

About a week ago, I decided to take myself off the daily migraine pill I’ve been on for the last few months for personal reasons. (Editor’s note: not ready to discuss why yet} I’m having a really hard time readjusting back to normalcy. The first few days I was severely dizzy and nauseous.  Luckily, I was able to function through my days, but I didn’t feel good at ALL.

Then the dizziness stopped (thankfully) and I had about a day or two of feeling good. However, the last few days I’ve been crazy emotional and have been suffering from a migraine that just won’t go away. I keep chalking it up to my body readjusting to NOT being on the meds, but that isn’t stopping the burst of tears. I’m not sad in any way, shape or form – but I am just so emotional.

The worst part of it all is the pills used to help me sleep and now I absolutely cannot sleep because I am so used to getting help in that department. So at 3AM or so every single morning, I wake up and cannot go back to sleep. You have to see the bags under my eyes. Puffy as can be.

The kids are out of the house ALL day today. I have until 3PM to just be alone and try to catch a few zzzzs. Perhaps that will do it. I’m sorry for the brain dump, but I haven’t been myself lately and I know I’m posting a bit less than usual. Just wanted you to know why. 🙂

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. 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.


  1. Feel better!

  2. I hope you feel better soon! Migraines are brutal and you seem to have the worst ones of them all.

  3. Awww….Vera, I hope it all straightens out soon. Am sending good thoughts your way! xoxo

  4. I am 22 and still have my pink cake with pink icing every birthday! It’s the highlight of my birthday every year, true story.

    And in regards to not being able to sleep – I had that problem too when I stopped my allergy medicine. The best advise I can give you is to not sleep at all during the day and hold it all for nighttime. If that doesn’t work though, definitely grab those hours of rest when you can.

    Good Luck!

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