I was only a few minutes into the warm-up during a fitness class at the gym when my phone rang. It was the nurse at my daughter's school."Mrs. Cheng? Megumi is sick and she wants you to come pick her up."Why now? She was a bit dizzy this morning but thought she was going to be fine, so this couldn't be too serious. I was just starting one of my favorite classes, looking forward to burning a lot of calories with a group of other like-minded fitness fanatics like me. Can't Meg take a nap in the school nurse's office for the next 57 minutes?...more
When I was four years old, my father had a terrible accident and was in the hospital for months. During that time, complete strangers sent cards and encouragement. My family has never forgotten that kindness....more
There was a meme going around called “10 things motherhood gave me”. I have tons of opinions on that: stretch marks, saggy boobs, under-eye bags, my first experience of having someone poop down my shirt, all the best parts.
Ever since the FDA, or whoever it is who decides these things, determined that cold medicine was not good for kids and had it removed from all the shelves of all the pharmacies across America, I have been in a panic.
What happens if my kids get a cold? What happens if they get a stuffy nose? What am I supposed to do? A little Tylenol Cold, or "purple gold" as I like to call it, is my life blood in times of illness. Without it, my kids won't sleep, I won't sleep, our whole house will be sick and tired, literally!