Hello & Welcome to Magic on Main Street!
My name is Jess and this is my little corner of the internet where I like to share my love of fashion, travel, beauty, and design! My background is in the history of science and science and technology policy and I work in University education in the Northeast, where we are also renovating our very 1960s home. I am a wife and a mother to one high energy not-so-little boy. I love to travel, enjoy delicious food and drink, and unfortunately, given my profession, like nice things! Disney holds a special place in my heart and a great deal of childhood nostalgia for me and I have had the great fortune to visit frequently as an adult and participate in many RunDisney events and I am looking forward to running my 12th RunDisney race in 2018.

Many of you have found my blog through searches on interstitial cystitis (IC). 
Here's the condensed version:

I started having symptoms at 18 after a UTI. I was diagnosed with acute IC at 19. I was told my case was in the top 3% worst cases of IC and I started conventional treatment. It didn't work. After several years of a strict diet and herbal supplements, I improved considerably. I am now considered in remission and live a pretty normal life. And what I mean by that is that I drink coffee, like every day. And alcohol. And caffeine. Basically, I'm a rockstar. I still deal with a few IC medical issues that I consider to be fairly minor in the grand scheme of things. I also have inflammatory arthritis and fibromyalgia. My current general goal is to remain stable and put off chemotherapy and biologic treatments as long as possible.