Rebekah posed this question on Facebook yesterday:
“Do you write thank you notes for Christmas gifts? Do you expect them?”
And, of course, I replied. I told her that yes, I did. And no, I no longer expect them– and that’s pretty sad. (For the record, we do receive a fair [...]
He clenched the ten dollar bill tightly in his little hand– a hand that I still imagine chubby with babyhood and dimples though, in reality, it’s growing long and broad and more capable with each day. The excitement vibrated in his steps and his eyes quickly moved around the store when we entered. [...]
(This post, with a few modifications, was originally published in August of 2008. You can find the original here, if you’re interested.)
We always seem to want to deliver food to the new mama, don’t we? When Mom gets to go right home after having a baby, those lasagnas and casseroles and [...]
Last night, I watched the news with my husband. In cold, detached tones, a reporter told the story of a baby boy whose lifeless body had been discovered that day; he had been ripped from his mother’s arms by the tornado’s winds.
Here in Connecticut, we have little familiarity [...]
My (cyber) friend Amy just launched a new carnival, Finer Things Friday, last week. Have you checked it out yet? It’s a wonderful celebration of all the finer, simple things in life that make us happier. If you’re looking for some cheerful, positive posts, it’s a good place to go!
This week, I want [...]
I’ve written about collecting pop tabs before. As this New Year rolls on, I want to re-address the topic and share a little more information with you all.
Ronald McDonald House charities have established houses all over the world, mostly in larger cities with significant children’s hospitals. These houses are set up to provide [...]
In my life, and especially in recent years when things got a tad tumultuous, I would say I could categorize a lot of well-meaning people into two groups- those who constantly and incessantly offer to help, do anything, and be anywhere for you but then, ironically, are always busy or unavailable on the off-chance [...]
If you know the parent of a preemie, it won’t be long before you hear them talk about RSV. Here are just a few quick facts you should know about RSV:
RSV stands for respiratory syncytial viral disease and it is very common. Most adults and young children have contracted it and its symptoms [...]
Throughout our daughter’s almost four month hospitalization, one thing became very clear to me: It really is the little things that count. Whether it was the snacks from Trader Joe’s that my brother’s family brought or the big box of diapers that the RMH housekeepers left us for our son, these little gestures meant [...]
There are few words you look forward to hearing quite as much as “You’re going home” when you’ve been stationed in the NICU for months. I can tell you exactly where I was standing and exactly which neonatologist first uttered those words to me. It was the beginning of March 2006 and, truly, we [...]