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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Sometimes You Gotta Run Before You Can Walk


Iron Man said that, so it must be true. No more fitting time to start writing again… there was nothing much to say for the last few years and now, suddenly there is so much to say. Plus, I have to admit that I have been haunted by the friend […]

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Who invented Lacrosse anyway?


When is it ok to just say that things kind of suck and are not going the way you wanted them to go?  Or, do we have to look on the bright side all the time? Take the whole cerebral palsy thing.  It turns out, as Max’s new psychologist seems […]

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6 Month Check Up


I love clean teeth. I nag the kids about brushing their teeth and refuse to let even one required brushing slip past my watchful eyes – but this post is not about oral hygiene. Every six months, from the time the kids were babies, I made sure we scheduled the […]

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Memory Lane


In the past few days, I have been traveling down memory lane and it is not because I was looking at photo albums or stalking boyfriends on Facebook. I was visiting the memory lane that was Max’s medical history.  It started in the car Saturday afternoon when I was alone […]

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