Stable scans are a win, but they’re a hard win. Scanxiety has entered the chat.
Tears of Joy, Tears of Pain
I know I am not unique in this. I remember seeing adults crying at weddings and telling myself that I will never be like that, and now, here I am falling apart over smiling pictures of my kids at camp and hiding in my closet so none of my other kids will see.
Nature of the Beast
The ER is filled with “neglectful” parents whose children have fallen in the playground and need stitches, or have swallowed too much bubble gum flavored Motrin that their kids suddenly discovered they could open.
In These Quiet Hours
It’s a summer morning and the house is quiet. My kids are still asleep and with no school or camp for today, they could very well sleep until noon. I sip my coffee and read the newspaper. Turn on my… Read More ›
For My Daughter, On Her 18th Birthday
By: Her Mom (Which in no way makes this biased, one sided, or otherwise subjective, and should in no way slight any of my other kids who will turn 18 one day too. Now you all have something to look… Read More ›
Candy is a Healthy Choice
We have junk in our house. Real junk. Chocolate. Cookies. Lollypops (even the red ones). There are chips and pretzels. Cupcakes, cookies, and Fruity Pebbles. We eat Pizza during the week. I don’t buy organic food, unless it’s on sale…. Read More ›
Ten Worst Things to Say to Someone who has had a C-Section
I’ve had five c-sections. Only one of them was “planned.” Yes, I labored four times for too many hours, pushed for too many more, and still ended up in the OR having my babies by scalpel. I had three different… Read More ›
Reading Log Lies
Most nights, I go to sleep wondering if I am teaching my son to lie. It’s true. Straight up. Full disclosure. Maybe it’s because he’s the fifth child. Or maybe it’s just that I’m older. But every night when I… Read More ›
Another school year starts this week. The school supplies are purchased and packed in different colored backpacks. The uniforms are clean and there are no worn out knees in the crisp blue slacks. The last few days of summer barbecues… Read More ›
Dear Teacher, I am writing this to you because I have been in the education business for almost two decades and have been around the block, so to speak, in terms of teaching experience. I’m also a parent, so I… Read More ›