It’s Okay To Live

As you’ve likely heard, writer/actress/mental health advocate Carrie Fisher died two days ago. Like many people, I was terribly saddened to hear about her passing. I loved Fisher’s brilliant writing and thought she was a hilarious actress. She was only 60 years old. Yesterday, her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, passed away. At 84 years old,…

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A Celebration Of Babies

As you all probably know by now, we were chosen as the 2016 March of Dimes Ambassador family for the Los Angeles area. We’re just about done with our role, but we had one last event to attend: the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies. The CoB is an annual lunch and awards ceremony where…

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I’ve looked at this photo A LOT this week. It was taken less than a month after Jackie’s brain tumor was discovered. Things were moving fast and there was a tremendously scary path in front of her. I know I personally would have been curled up in a ball. But that wasn’t Jackie. To prep…

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She Would Be Nine

Annabel and I are on a little trip, just the two of us. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to be away over Maddie’s birthday, but Mike pointed out that we do our best to make November 11 a fun day for the kids. As you know, we don’t mess around in our family when…

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I Am A Preemie Parent

November is Prematurity Awareness Month, and it’s also Madeline’s birthday month. I am missing my oldest girl so much. We should be preparing for a ninth birthday party and a house full of third graders. When November rolls around, I have a lot of flashbacks to our time in the NICU with Maddie. I’m reposting a…

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