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Hilarious, Joyful, Medically Complex. Food Allergies, Mito, CHD. Toddler, Tween, Teen. A new adventure every day.

The Power of Stories

About a year ago, I wrote a post that went viral. Dan Rather's news site News and Guts shared it, and over a hundred thousand people read it. It was a post about our experiences with the brokenness of the... Continue Reading →

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Sending Our Kids to School Should Not Be Terrifying

I feel like my heart has been rubbed raw lately. We've been dealing with some big things in our family, in addition to yet another school shooting where so many kids' (who were the same ages as my children) lost... Continue Reading →

Thirteen

K is thirteen today. Can you believe that?! It seems almost impossible, but she grew up so much while she was 12, it also seems exactly right. Her 13th trip around the sun was full of immense challenges and hardship,... Continue Reading →

This One’s For My Gals!

Me and my gals have seen each other through break-ups, marriages, pregnancy scares, divorces, new babies, moves, new jobs, real-life brushes with death, morning sickness,  hospital stays, depression and anxiety, sick kids, challenging family dynamics, illnesses, potty-training, preparing to send... Continue Reading →

Less Facebook, More…?

I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I love being connected to so many friends, the glimpses of their minutia and highlights and even their low points. I doubly love the flashbacks feature and getting the peaks into my own... Continue Reading →

Showing Up in 2018

So it is the last day of 2017. What a year. As a family we had many ups and downs, and as a nation it was somehow even wilder. Some people really enjoy taking these last moments of the year... Continue Reading →

Christmas Letter 2017

Dear friends and family, Another year has come and gone, and still, the complexities of getting this done and mailed in a timely fashion is just beyond me...so here it is, Christmas Eve and I am furiously typing this while... Continue Reading →

Goodbye Bottle, with love.

So it has finally happened, Josephine is no longer drinking out of bottles. Yes, she's two and a half. And yes, most babies are weaned from them around their first birthday. Josephine has had her own unique journey, though, with... Continue Reading →

Please Stay Home If You Are Sick.

It is once again that magical time of year, COLD AND FLU SEASON. Stomach bugs, strep, flu, hand foot and mouth, and garden-variety upper respiratory viruses are running rampant, and sadly most people are making their job a lot easier... Continue Reading →

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