I was lucky enough to get a ticket to The Moth a few weeks ago and the theme happened to be Siblings. For those who don’t know The Moth is a live story telling event where participants put their name in a hat and are picked to tell a true 5 minute story live on stage with no… Continue reading Siblings
A few days ago a friend (also a bereaved mom) was talking about this thing that tends to happen after you have a kid with cancer. You become the ‘go to’ person when any other child is diagnosed. It happens to me all the time. My friend asked, Why would some parent of a newly… Continue reading How can I help???
Another guest post for the Courageous Parents Network. http://courageousparentsnetwork.org/13-whats-in-a-t-shirt/ As a teenager, I spent hours scouring the Salvation Army and Goodwill shops for the perfect retro T-shirt: musty, holey, faded. Size didn’t matter nearly as much as insignia: Yoda, the Three Stooges, and my long time favorite ‘china’ written in kanji. I wore that shirt… Continue reading Identity | What’s in a T-shirt?
May 2013 Us cancer moms talk a lot about how helpful it is to be around others who “get it”. We always preface this gratitude with “I wish I didn’t know you” because that would mean our kids weren’t sick, but if I am in this at least we’re all in this together. As… Continue reading A New Camp: the year and 1/2 after
2012 It’s hard to look back and fully comprehend how different life is from a year ago. Last year Kai was here. Kai played. He smiled and snuggled. We were settling in to this crazy world of pediatric cancer. We were staying the course and sticking to his chemo. He was stable. A year ago… Continue reading 2012