Sharing a post with so much heart: Happy Donna Day.


I had every intention of doing the usual commercially-driven Valentine’s Day festivities this year. You know, a basket of trinkets and sweets from the dollar store and fancy, store-bought cupcakes that we’ll ooh and aah over for a few minutes and I’ll toss by the end of the week while the kids are in school. But I this morning I started reading Mary Tyler Mom’s post about raising money for pediatric cancer, and my plans quickly changed. I remembered the flood of emotion I felt when I read Donna’s Cancer Story and my heart ached for her mother. I hope I… Continue reading Sharing a post with so much heart: Happy Donna Day.

Remembering Everyday is a New Day…That’s The Easy Part, Keeping Perspective is Challenging.


  The irony of this picture is that I don’t totally subscribe to it because as I have said before I am a spiritual person; however, I do believe that we have choices and make them everyday and those are in your hands.  I had to remember that today as once again I had to confront all of my inner discomfort as Q’s Urologist called to discuss his test results from that horrible VCUG in May (clearly more traumatic for me that him as I still remember it clear as day as the “how could you betray me and tell … Continue reading Remembering Everyday is a New Day…That’s The Easy Part, Keeping Perspective is Challenging.

Important Notice if you know anyone with a #preemie born before 37 weeks, please pass along.


Simply Thick Causes Life-Threatening Necrotizing Enterocolitis In Premature Infants http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/226169.php We use Simply Thick for E and received this same warning from the company.  If you know anyone with a preemie, please send this to them so they are aware. It’s important to empower the parents so they can be aware and educate themselves when consulting with the doctors and nurses. NEC signs and symptoms include bloody stools, greenish vomit and bloated stomach. Continue reading Important Notice if you know anyone with a #preemie born before 37 weeks, please pass along.

Being and staying strong while feeling powerless…hard but possible.


“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”  ~Unkwown Today, I needed to be like this oak tree. … Continue reading Being and staying strong while feeling powerless…hard but possible.