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Welcome to Holland

sarah and hadley

I have often used this short story when speaking about the importance of play for all children, so for those of you who I have not had the honor of sharing this with, although the words are not my own, the sentiments sure are; “Welcome to Holland”. I am often asked to describe the experience of raising […]

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Things I’ve Never Done

as you all may or may not know I had a pretty “big” birthday this summer, gulp… I’m fifty… that is right five ohhhh And I have never: Set foot in Italy… yet… Sang Karaoke in public Eaten sushi Been to Chicago Gone surfing Had a drawing hang in a museum Watched the entire Harry […]

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We Made it through the rain

kenny and sarah

Throughout my first pregnancy my obstetrician called me “the girl with the little black rain cloud,” I had no idea just how dark and stormy that cloud would get. Every time, I walked up the 3 flights of stairs to my apartment with my husband after work, blah vomit, vomit, vomit everywhere and my sweet […]

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Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly… and so does that child of mine…

First smile.. First tears.. First word.. First cold.. First steps.. First friend.. First day of preschool.. Chickenpox.. First “A”.. First fight.. First kiss.. First dance.. First pageant.. First time driving… and first car.. Graduation from high school.. Bid Day=becoming sisters and the legacy lives on.. Graduation from college.. So many memories… 8330 days… And it’s […]

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The first time

hadley first wheelchair 1997

There are certain moments in a mother’s life that you will always remember, their first word, their first step, the first time they actually made it to the potty, their first date, their first kiss, their first “A”, the first team they “made” their first best friend, their first college acceptance letter… and in my […]

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5 Organizations that pull at my heart

my babies

Valentine’s Day is the day we all think about “love” and those who we have fond feelings for. I’d like to dedicate this post to 5 organizations whose “love” has touched me one way or another. 1. Preeclampsia Foundation: Both of my daughters were born prematurely due to the fact that I had sever Preeclampsia. […]

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life unexpected…

And so it happened again… no matter how hard I try… my happiness for one daughter gets caught up with sadness for my other… As a mom we watch our children change before our eyes. In the early years it is almost a miracle to watch the development of a newborn to a walking and […]

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