there are some roses.

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘it’s not all sunshine and roses’? Usually, it comes from someone describing what seems to be an otherwise amazing situation that has some hidden drawbacks you never thought about. Making a movie? It’s not all sunshine and roses – there’s hard work and long hours and directors to deal …

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Yes, my kid is more important than yours (and I’m not sorry for that).

Jackson has been out of the hospital for less than two months since his initial admission from birth. And in that time, we've been to the emergency room five times. Five. Times. Unfortunately, it's not a 'buy five, get the sixth one free' type of situation, either. Too bad, because I think someone has earned …

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The birth announcement that never was.

We are so excited to welcome our new bundle of joy! Baby and mama are healthy, happy, and resting peacefully after a wonderful labor. We're over joyed! Expectation versus reality. When I first found out I was pregnant, I started fanaticizing about all the things that would be: the next 9 months, the birth, the …

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All quiet on the {southern} front. 

Surprisingly, things have been somewhat quiet in our world. Sure, Jackson's line wouldn't draw back this morning and he's been a little more 'pukey' than normal, but in our world, those are no big deal and, in general things, have been quiet. Knock on some damn wood, everyone. So, what has been going on? Jackson …

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What to say when you don’t know what to say. 

People mean well. They really do.  When Jackson was born and throughout our stay in the hospital, we had so many wonderful people reach out and check in on us, offering words of encouragement, condolences, and even shared experiences with their own little ones. Each person who reached out did so from a place of …

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