all I want for christmas is a sweet day planner and a bottle of wine.

It's that time of year again - a time for family and friends and, of course, gifts. I mean, duh, what's the holiday without presents, right? Clearly, I'm just kidding, but there is one common theme among gifts that happens to me every year. It goes a little something like this: Well meaning family member: …

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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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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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