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Courage to Stop Pretending

The most courageous thing I have ever done was stop pretending. I was a great pretender. I could smile even though I wanted to fall onto the floor and cry. read more


Finding Gifts in My Story

Some women enter motherhood with a solid foundation,a clear plan for raising their families. Then there are those women who pull into the hospital labor room with a U-Haul full of emotional baggage that has to be sorted with the diapers and bottles. I’m a card-carrying member of the latter group. read more


Not Too Busy To Care

I’m a busy mom, and I don’t make a point of watching the news every day. When the telly is on at our house you’re likely to see parades of princesses, talking trains and singing mermaids in lieu of global news coverage, and I’m alright with that. Sometimes, though, national or worldwide even read more


Pregnancy & Infancy Loss Awareness Month

1 year, 7 months and 12 days ago I lost my son to a pregnancy complication. He was just 20 weeks along and I was heartbroken. Grief came on me in waves. read more


An Open Letter to Myself

So I wrote a little letter to myself—not the me of today, but the me of three years ago, the me who was very suddenly aware of Down syndrome but who hadn’t really figured out what that meant. read more