Our Journey

Every year I share a video of the speech I gave at the March for Babies in 2009, which I gave just a few weeks after Maddie died. I never rewatch it because it’s way too emotional, and I just can’t let myself go back into that headspace, even for a second. Last year as…

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As you all know by now, April is a crappy month. We have the anniversary of Madeline’s death at the beginning, and the March of Dimes’ March for Babies at the end. And while the March for Babies is a beautiful thing, it’s also emotionally debilitating. I hate asking people to join my team, and…

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Eight Years Gone

On Tuesday I was instant messaging with a friend when I mentioned that I felt really anxious, as if an anxiety attack were imminent. I told her how I hated feeling like that, especially since I couldn’t identify the stressor that was causing the anxiety. All my articles were in, my taxes were done, and…

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Ten Years Of Marching For Maddie

The beginning of the 2016 March, where we were the Family Ambassadors. I spoke in front of all of those people. Holy crap! If you can believe it (I can’t), this is our tenth year participating in the March for Babies, the March of Dimes’ biggest fundraiser. By participating, we help the March of Dimes champion the…

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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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