My New Year’s Resolution Involves Kanye West. Doesn’t Yours?

I found this fun little Random New Year’s Resolution Generator. I thought my resolution for the year was centered around the theme “less”, but no. I resolve to love others as much as Kanye West loves himself. And that’s an awful lot. This totally made me giggle! Why not try your hand at it and tell me what your random … Read More

An Open Letter: Alobar Holoprosencephaly

  Dear Beautiful Stranger, You found my blog by searching for the phrase “should i hold my holoprosencephaly baby after birth”.  My heart goes out to you, love.  I’m pretty sure that your heart is breaking right now. I know you’ve been researching the diagnosis like crazy. I’m also pretty sure that you were as terrified of the pictures as I … Read More

Hello From the IMC Unit!

We’ve been hit by a plague that took us down one by one. I spent two days in bed, physically unable to get out. The kiddos dropped like flies. So did my husband. We were attacked by Pestilence Pony. Littlest is currently in the IMC unit at our hospital with pneumonia. They’re having difficulty stabilizing her oxygen levels and her … Read More

World Horror Con, Grief, and White Rabbits

I’m leaving for World Horror Con in New Orleans, tomorrow. I’m going with part of my writer’s group and I’ve been hopeful about it for quite a while. It’s my first World Horror. And in NOLA! Woo!  On the other hand, I’ve been exceptionally sad for the last few months and I don’t know if I have the internal fortitude … Read More

In Which I Apologize To That Nice Couple In The Grocery Store

It all started because I didn’t want to freak them out.  Which was a good intention, but the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. My littlest is a year and a half old. There should be three of them. They should all be a year and a half old. Most of the time, I look on the bright … Read More

Let It Fall: A Guest Post About Coping With A Diagnosis

Did you know that February 29 is Rare Disease Day?  It’s also Jay Faulkner’s birthday.  Jay is a family man, editor, and friend who allowed me to do a guest post on his blog to raise rare disease awareness.  I’ll actually have a few posts there through the month, since my family and I seem to constantly hit the rare disease jackpot.  … Read More

A Newborn Field Mouse

I have to be honest;  It’s still difficult to be here.  I want to get back onto the writing/blogging horse. After the birth of one daughter and the death of two more, I feel like I’m a newborn field mouse, stumbling around in the meadow.  Some days I’m absolutely full of laughter.  Some days I wonder if I’ll ever stop … Read More

The Time Has Come, The Walrus Said…

  So it’s official. I’m on bedrest.  My doctor called me out in a spectacular way, saying that if I didn’t slow down I’d spend the rest of my pregnancy in the ER.  Ever the “Don’t tell me what to do” type, I eyed him. “Slow down how much?” I asked. “Full stop.” “Impossible.  How about if I lay down … Read More