April Moments

Maybe, just maybe, telling the story is just as important as the story itself

My newest soul sister: Thoughts on Chrissy Metz’s memoir

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I don’t watch a lot of television, especially not network TV. So I am certainly no expert on shows and their popularity. However, I would venture to say that “This Is Us” is unique in the way it has gripped the country. And it’s on regular ol’ TV, not Netflix or Hulu. I am also […]

Why ‘Sleep when the baby sleeps’ is terrible advice

Vincent, letting everyone know how he feels about sleep.

If you are an expectant, first-time or veteran mom, you’ve likely heard this so-called advice: Sleep when the baby sleeps. Despite the vast popularity of this adage, I would like to tell you why it is quite possibly the worst “tip” in the parenting world. First, it assumes that the baby actually sleeps. OK, I know […]

When my newborn had a fever and we went to the ER

This picture of Vincent and Elliot was taken the night before he got sick.

Author’s note: The following story happened about six months ago. I held off writing about it until now for two reasons. 1) I had a lot of thoughts and emotions to process, and although writing can be part of my healing, I try never to make it the sole medicine. 2) The medical facility where this story unfolded […]

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