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Care Package

Care Package

I have been lucky in my life to work with amazing people. People who care genuinely and deeply about the wellbeing of those around them. For eight years I worked in a metropolitan newsroom, covering the community — good, bad, happy and sad. And when things were tough I knew there were people in that … Continue reading

My selfless sister

My selfless sister

My younger sister and I are very different people. I am five-and-a-half years older and we have lived very different lives. But our bond is stronger than any pair of siblings I have ever known. When I could’t get out of bed two days after delivering my son, she packed up her three-month-old, arranged for … Continue reading

NP and LG to the rescue, part 2

Holy cow! If you would have told me I would come home today to two sparkling bathrooms, five loads of cleaned and folded laundry and gobs of boxes and tubs stacked neatly and filling two-thirds of the living room I wouldn’t have believed you. I should have. The stereotype of the Midwestern work ethic was … Continue reading

Always a balance

Today’s lesson: When things are out of balance, they right themselves. I learned today that there is a chance I will have to take some time off without pay. It got my mind racing about how we’re going to keep all of our financial balls in the air throughout this stretch. Like most, we have … Continue reading

One step at a time

One step at a time

Today was one giant lesson in patience and fortitude. Today, things we thought we could check off of our massive pre-surgery to-do list were thrown right back in our faces. Here’s what happened: I put down the deposit for the first floor apartment in our building yesterday afternoon. That, I thought, was all we would … Continue reading