Mr. President, Your Family Is Not More Important Than Mine

Recently, in an appearance on the morning chat show on CNN, Jessica Yellin revealed that President Obama has not done more outreach to Republicans because he wants to spend more time at home as a family. I give him a great deal of credit for wanting to be a hands-on dad. That is a wonderful thing. I mean that sincerely. He brought those two girls into the world and he is responsible for them. They deserve to have a childhood....more
Ridiculous. 1. You say that people with young children should not run for office? What, exactly, ... more

My Son Doesn't Speak, So I've Learned to Read Him

My son doesn’t speak so I’ve learned to read him in other ways. I know which giggles are meaningful and which are just manic tics. I know his joyous squeals and grumpy whines. I know his attempts at sign language, when he is really trying to tell me something or just going through the motions because he knows he is supposed to. ...more
Thank you for your post. Was lovely to read... more

Delivering Three

I have delivered three children: the eldest biologically and the younger two through adoption. It is true that the methods of delivery were different for each child. My oldest son, Christian, well, he was a miracle to me in that I truly never knew if I would be a mother. I was adopted internationally as a child and so the thought of “having” a baby seemed foreign to me. When I was pregnant with him, though, it seemed as if I was meant for the experience....more
Lovely post. Warmed my heart. Thank you very much for writing it!  Motherhood is so difficult to ... more

My son has a bad brain...

I really don't like creating a blog post without a picture in it, but since I've been too lazy to upload new images from my camera lately, this will have to do... (and a warning, that this post probably won't be super flow-y)I'm sorry, I guess, for people who come to this blog and think I write about Rowan too much, or who get tired of reading about how I'm feeling... but this is really how it is, I guess, so it's what you get....more
@edavis So nice! Thanks, Ed- and for the record, my hair stylist's name is Ed Davis- so I like ... more

Does Prayer Really Work?

Yesterday I went up to the 4th floor PICU at Sanford to visit a sweet little boy who’s fighting for his life.  All day yesterday I prayed and prayed. I thought about him and envisioned good energy traveling in his direction....more
@xcape2beach Thank you very much!! Lucas seems to be doing better- he'll be in the hospital for ... more

Does Prayer Really Work?

Yesterday I went up to the 4th floor PICU at Sanford to visit a sweet little boy who’s fighting for his life.  All day yesterday I prayed and prayed. I thought about him and envisioned good energy traveling in his direction....more
@maureenack Hi! I didn't know you were on here... You're great. Love you very much. more

Does Prayer Really Work?

Yesterday I went up to the 4th floor PICU at Sanford to visit a sweet little boy who’s fighting for his life.  All day yesterday I prayed and prayed. I thought about him and envisioned good energy traveling in his direction....more
@Lady Jennie Not bad manners at all! I look forward to reading... more

Does Prayer Really Work?

Yesterday I went up to the 4th floor PICU at Sanford to visit a sweet little boy who’s fighting for his life.  All day yesterday I prayed and prayed. I thought about him and envisioned good energy traveling in his direction....more
@JewelsD I really appreciate you taking the time to comment... Love your convictions. more

Does Prayer Really Work?

Yesterday I went up to the 4th floor PICU at Sanford to visit a sweet little boy who’s fighting for his life.  All day yesterday I prayed and prayed. I thought about him and envisioned good energy traveling in his direction....more
@Forever 17 Thank you very much. more

Does Prayer Really Work?

Yesterday I went up to the 4th floor PICU at Sanford to visit a sweet little boy who’s fighting for his life.  All day yesterday I prayed and prayed. I thought about him and envisioned good energy traveling in his direction....more