Our daughter, Amelia, was born 4 weeks ago and, aside from the lack of sleep coupled with the fact that caffeine upsets her stomach, things have been going pretty well. That is, however, until I came down with a fever and chills at the exact time Zach was out of town and I was solely … Continue reading To the nurse who said she was sorry for our son.

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To the nurse who said she was sorry for our son.

here’s to you, typical mom.

This post was originally published on shecompetes.com when Jackson was only a few months old.  I get a lot of new moms who stare in awe when I tell them Jackson's story, recounting every surgery, every procedure, and every unexpected twist the same way they talk about their little ones first smile or coo. There's … Continue reading here’s to you, typical mom.

How to Survive the Emergency Room: Advice from a Special Needs Mom

I have a secret talent. It literally has no use in the real world, but it makes for a great party trick and a wonderful way to amaze (or is it annoy) my husband. I know almost every word to any song I have ever heard. That's not an exaggeration. Somewhere along the line, the … Continue reading How to Survive the Emergency Room: Advice from a Special Needs Mom

the same, only different.

This post was originally published on she-competes.com, about 100 days after Jackson was born. Stay tuned for the updated version, coming soon!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________ One of our favorite nurses asked me a question the other day. 'I've never asked a family this', he said. 'But I've always wondered. Do you worry about Jackson when you're not … Continue reading the same, only different.