One year of Separated at Birth

One year of Separated at Birth

My first post was one year ago. The next milestone will be my one-year surgery anniversary. It’s hard to believe, and exciting in many ways. This year has been full of ups and downs, highs and lows. But mostly it has been a year of healing. I have met some amazing moms because of this … Continue reading

Letter to Michelle Knight

Letter to Michelle Knight

Since news broke in May that three women were found inside a Cleveland home, my heart has ached for them. The young women — Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus — were held as captives for more than a decade by a man who hid them from the world, tortured, raped and chained them. … Continue reading

What’s next?

What’s next?

A few random thoughts to share today: — My guys were home sick today. They both have bad coughs and didn’t sleep well so they hung out at home in their pjs today and rested. I’m not coughing and my throat doesn’t hurt so I’ll just hope it stays that way. Hopefully they will both … Continue reading

A good day with the stroller

A good day with the stroller

The three of us are pretty lucky. Even though it rained some and my husband had to work on Saturday night, we had a darn good weekend. Hopefully, some of it will stick with me for awhile. On Saturday, when the Little Guy and I were home on our own. We read a ton of … Continue reading

PTSD app

After I was diagnosed with Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in March 2013, I signed up to receive a free monthly email newsletter from the National Center for PTSD (run out of the Department of Veterans Affairs). In the edition I got today, information was focused on all of the mobile apps out there related to … Continue reading

Centered

Centered

A very cool thing happened in yoga practice today. A student who is studying physical therapy and has worked with our teacher often was able to attend. The summer group has been very small and today’s class was chattier than usual. The teacher, Mimi, asked the physical therapist, Caroline, to name the major muscles we … Continue reading

A royal MESS!

I was busy at work today, which was an excellent distraction from some weather-related pain and a major emotional sting. This afternoon — along with a whole lot of the rest of the world — I saw the pictures of Prince William, Kate and the new baby. Only my reaction was different than most. I … Continue reading

Happy half-birthday, Son

Happy half-birthday, Son

My son is 18 months old! I will forever know the birthday of the Prince of Cambridge because my little guy celebrated his half-birthday at the same time. We got to the birth center before the sun came up that morning, just like Kate and Will. Our little guy took his first breath at 4:58 … Continue reading

Unintended break

Unintended break

The last 44 days have been a whirlwind. I can’t believe so much time passed without the time to post. Until recently, the reality of what we had to tackle this summer truly escaped me. I hadn’t counted on the intensity of a summer graduate-level course. I learned a great deal in the eight-week class … Continue reading