Welcome to the Chronicles
The Crazy Creole Mommy Chronicles is a blog for all mommies around the world to come together to share, laugh, cry, vent, and learn without obligation, stress, or judgement. Brooke Abbott is a single mother who worked in entertainment and philanthropy all while suffering from the autoimmune disease Ulcerative Colitis. In 2012, she became a Colitis survivor with the removal of her colon and insertion of a J-Pouch. Armed with a mommy bag and a new lease on life, she shares her stories, tears, triumphs, and quick tips with other mommies with autoimmune diseases. This is a place to share her passion for art, philanthropy, cooking, building her career, living with an autoimmune disease, and keeping a home. There are a lot of women like Brooke that are full-time moms with challenges, but they live a life not defined by those challenges. These women are more than pacifiers, briefcases, and an overflowing medicine cabinet! And this is the place for them!
Most recent blog posts
I have a love/hate relationship with labels. Like, labels/names you place on people or situations, lifestyles, etc. Labels. Sometimes I love them because they bring awareness, they get people talking and asking questions. But sometimes they are used incorrectly, or lead to embarrassment and shame. Sometimes labels carry a stigma that you can’t shake. When […]
I’m not sure if you heard the news yet about the passing of Julian Bond. As someone who loved history and who had grandparents, aunts & uncles that were active members of the NAACP, I grew admiring people like Julian Bond, Andrew Young and John Lewis. During my recent frequent trips to D.C., advocating for […]
I love a good stroller. I’m not kidding. I LOVE a good stroller. As a single active mom with arthritis and an autoimmune disease, my stroller has been my best friend. Trips to Disneyland, red-eye flights, early walks, concerts/movies in the park… all of those things where my five year old might fall asleep, become […]