amelia · clinically isolated syndrome · writing

Beyond Snow Days, Chronic Illness, and All the What-ifs

I get accused of not playing with my kids very often. So at the risk of breaking my almost-37-year old neck, I played this weekend. By the end of Sunday afternoon they’d reduced the neighbor’s hill to ice and turned their cheeks the color of summer vine-ripened tomatoes. Ah, summer. Come on back now. As… Continue reading Beyond Snow Days, Chronic Illness, and All the What-ifs

amelia · birthdays · clinically isolated syndrome · writing

A Six Year Milestone (for Amelia’s Birthday)

Dear Amelia, Today you are six. Once upon a time I marked these milestones pretty well with blog posts. Well, I hit one and two and three and four… but there’s a noticeable gap for last year. I wonder if someday you’ll ask me why because you’ll have forgotten. I’m not sure I want you… Continue reading A Six Year Milestone (for Amelia’s Birthday)

amelia · clinically isolated syndrome · ePantry · motherhood

Why I’m Terrified of Viruses (and a $10 EPantry Credit!)

Amazing, isn’t it, ¬†how something unseen can bring you to your knees? One dreaded word gets thrown about like parade candy this time of year but with less enthusiasm. Virus. Respiratory. Hand-foot-mouth. And every mother’s nightmare that often appears at 3 a.m. and never quite makes it to the toilet. Stomach virus. Our nightmare with… Continue reading Why I’m Terrified of Viruses (and a $10 EPantry Credit!)