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About Me:

I am a 36 year old mother of two and USAF wife, Nationally Certified EMT and Firefighter. My oldest is diagnosed with Aspergers and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. She is an amazing artist and currently obsessed with Anime and Harry Potter (She’s a Hufflepuff). My youngest is a gamer extreme and thinks he is the king of Roblox. I have a love of trauma and emergency medicine and was working my way through nursing school to obtain my RN but had to stop recently. I have suffered from Fibromyalgia, Chronic Migraine, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Bipolar Disorder, and Lupus for several years. Lately, it has become much worse causing me to lose sight of many of my goals. At first I was so depressed about this, and I suppose I still am. However, I am working every day to appreciate the ability I still have, and the things I can still do rather than feeling sorry for myself over the things this disease has taken from me.

I am a cat lover, a Celtic Buddhist ( I know…strange, I’ll explain it sometime ), and a strong believer that volunteering and working to help others makes the world a better place. I love to bake and work on crafts. However, I’m not by any means a perfectionist or the best at either. In fact, I’m far from it but I’m a huge believer that this shouldn’t keep anyone from doing something if they enjoy it.

I know….well, hold on. What’s so “Ghastly”about that? Right? If you’re bored you can hop over to my sister site, Nurse Ghastly, and learn a little more about my past time as a paranormal historian and learn all about where the “Ghastly” part came from!

About This Site:

Ghastly Girl was created as a place to empower and inspire mothers who are living with chronic illness through easy crafts, recipes, and more. So many times there are beautiful posts or pins out there that are just a little too much for me to do. I know I can’t be the only one out there. There has to be a way to adapt these projects to make them doable without a thousand steps or tiny tools that hurt aching hands. Whether it’s Chronic Fatigue Syndrome getting us down or Fibromyalgia causing us pain sometimes we need things modified. At Ghastly Girl the aim is to provide just that.

All recipes are simple enough to be done in just a few steps. In addition, all crafts are ones that you can easily do in an afternoon. If a tool or item can be modified in a way that I miss, say, for Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferers please don’t hesitate to contact me and let me know and I’ll be happy to update with the modification so that others can learn something new.



The spoonies area includes information on chronic illness, including management tips, articles on connecting, charity work, and much more.


Cooking Mamas:

The Cooking Mamas area includes baking recipes and the occasional quick and easy dinner recipe.

Homeschool Mamas:

The Homeschool Mamas area includes tons of homeschool printables. There are also articles for mothers, information on parenting, kids, and much more.


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Ghastly is a special needs homeschooler and mom living with Lupus and Bipolar Disorder. She is passionate about helping other moms living with mental illness or chronic illness, celebrating awesome kids, and herding cats.
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