Dear Laryngomalacia 

Dear Laryngomalacia, You came like a thief in the night. You snuck up on our family slow and gradual, like maybe you wouldn’t be caught. It was a few pounds lost here, a few there.  A cold that wouldn’t go away, the cough that never stopped. The sunken eyes. The choking.  Until 6 months later […]

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Mom. I see you. 

To the mom who wants to give up. I see you.  To the mom who feels like a failure. I see you.  To the mom who doesn’t have it all together. I see you.  To the mom who thinks the unimaginable. I see you.  I see you. I see the sadness in your eyes. I […]

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The death of my 4 year old’s soul a.k.a the bouncy ball. 

The soul crushing wails of my child could be heard throughout the neighborhood as her little 4 year old heart broke into tiny little pieces shattered by none other than me. Her mom. Her protector.  A simple task was all that was required. Carry her cup AND bouncy ball inside. What?! Two things call me […]

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Bedtime Musings

Tonight, as I sit here rocking my 4 year old to sleep several things occur to me.  First, the house is so peaceful when it’s dark and quiet and the world is asleep.  Second, in 10 days the quiet will be over.  Third, in at most 10 days my baby girl will no longer be […]

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The Ugly Truth of a Child with Sensory Deficits

You have a child that looks healthy as can be, and for the most part they are. At least in our case they are. Olivia has outgrown most of her major medical hurdles. She has survived Laryngomalacia, battled dysphagia, lives with pulmonary valve stenosis. She has conquered speech, food, physical, developmental and occupational therapy! The […]

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Why I chose to give up half our income

So since, my hiatus from blogging, several topics have came and gone that I could write about. However, as we are 11 weeks away from starting a new family adventure. I will start with this one. Currently, I’m sitting at home because the roads were too icy for me to get out and go to […]

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Surgery 3.0

*I have a private blog, where I blog to Olivia, so that one day she can open it and read it. This is a blog post, I wrote to her. It was too good for me to revise to make another version for everyone else. So enjoy.  Dear Olivia, You just had your third surgery. […]

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& Life Goes On

Life without a three year old would be quite boring. I’m about 99.999% sure of that. The other 0.001% goes to thinking how stress free my life would be. One day this last week, I was picking up O from school (that’s what we call daycare), I walked into the office not really paying attention […]

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Dear Stay at home Mom

So a few weeks back I saw a blog about working moms who use stay at home moms as their back up plan for a babysitter. While I don’t doubt that some people may do that, unintentionally or intentionally. I wanted to shed a little light from the other side. Dear stay at home Mom, […]

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“3 steps”

As a mom, wife, homemaker and nurse I try to stay 3 steps ahead of everything. Just yesterday my husband even mentioned that. So when I told him that we were essentially broke, it literally came as a shock. How could I have let this happen. Wasn’t it just last week that I called in […]

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