Author Archives: sheri

Healing


Every night at 10:00 the hospital intercom announces that is it “Quiet Time.” The announcement tells us that we should turn off phones and keep talking to a whisper because quiet is good for healing.  It is a nice message and it makes me feel like I am living in […]

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Taking one for the team


The team I’m referring to is the team of parents who have kids with disabilities or illnesses that don’t get better with a dose of antibiotics…a team that I have been on for a while. At this point, I’m sure I must be captain of varsity and am looking forward […]

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My job here is done


Yesterday Sophie took her driving test at the DMV.  I personally like calling it the DMV and refuse to call it the MVC.  I think Governor Christie decided to change the name to fool us into thinking it was some new and improved administrative agency, but it remains the same […]

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How to balance the Sophie with the Max


  It’s Sophie’s 17th Birthday – she is 17 years old today!  I have no idea how that is even possible. She is quite possibly only 9 or 10…11 on a big day. She is downstairs having a get together with about 15 friends who are some of the coolest […]

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Badge of Honor


I have been having a lot of trouble stopping myself from worrying about big things, so I am forcing myself to focus on the good.  One of the surprising things I really like right now is my security badge.  Parents of kids who are patients here at the hospital get […]

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Momma’s got a big ol’ BUT…


And not the kind that looks good in skinny jeans… Most 13-14 year old boys don’t really want to spend 24 hours a day with Mom. Even Max, who has remained surprisingly cuddly and tolerant into his teen years, has a breaking point.  We have been together going on more than a […]

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One week down, 432,987 more to go!


At least that is what it feels like.  It shocked me to realize that we have only been at this hospital game for one week. Trust me, this parenting thing is not for the faint of heart! We have had more ups and downs in the last few days than […]

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Huh?


It’s 11:50 p.m. and Max and I should be sleeping, but there is no way in the entire world that anyone who is literally not unconscious could sleep. There is a ridiculously loud beeping sound, all the lights are on in our room, someone is fussing with the television on […]

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We’re so big, we even have a guest Blogger


In the middle of the night, a guest blogger named Hun emailed this to me.  He wants to be the next big internet sensation, I guess. Some Profound Words from Hun: “Now that the blog is back and open for business, I thought I would add my two cents. Life […]

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Wait… I still have to iron the shower curtain!


I stayed up until 2:00 a.m. Thursday night knowing we were leaving at 5:00 a.m.  It wasn’t because I was anxious or anything, of course… it was because I was cleaning everything I could get my hands on. That’s my thing. I have found a direct correlation between an entirely crumb […]

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