Mama Has a Migraine Book Review


Recently I was contacted by Alison Wiltzius because she wanted to send me a copy of her new book, Mama Has a Migraine.    At first, I was excited because I’ve tried to write reviews of migraine products, but it’s very difficult to have a company send you a product to try for free!  Secondly, when I saw the name of the book and it was exactly the type of book I had written and was working on illustrations I was upset.  I mean the name is almost identical.  It’s hard to see when someone else has a similar idea that you did and manages to beat you to the punch and do such a great job at it too.

Mama has a Migraine is a children’s book for 4-7-year-olds.  It’s beautifully illustrated and written book and quite honestly, better than what I had written!  It explains chronic migraine to children in language that they understand.   I read it alone and then I read it together with my 6-year-old daughter.   She asked me if some of the things in the book had happened to me, such as getting an MRI and getting stomachaches.  This sparked a conversation between us where she asked me questions about my migraine and what she could do to help.    Now when I get a migraine, which I did for about 6-7 days last week, she was so sweet and helpful.  I mean, she always was but she was more careful about being quiet, which is the one thing she has a very hard time doing!

Alison has written a very heartfelt book that I would love to give to some adults to read! Perhaps if more people read this book, more people would have empathy for the plight of us with Chronic Migraine.  I highly recommend this book to anybody, but especially anybody who is a parent who suffers from migraine.





Published by Amy Ewald

I’m a wife and mother of a 7-year-old daughter. I’ve worked in the IT industry as a Systems Administrator for over 18 years. I experienced my first migraine at age 11. My migraines have progressively grown in frequency after the birth of my daughter. I was diagnosed with chronic migraine. I write to help migraine sufferers, I also enjoy, walking, yoga, writing, reading and spending time with my family. I'm currently writing and illustrating a children's book for parents with migraines to help their children understand the problem and how they can help!

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