We often say in my grief support group that as parents, we make decisions every day on behalf of our children.
Starting with some of the earliest decisions around breastfeeding versus bottle-feeding, to consequences for the stubborn toddler, to how much screen time to allow, to how to pay for college – these decisions are daily, sometimes small, and sometimes life-changing. All are made because the parents are doing what they believe is best. Continue reading
Countless thoughts have been running through my head around the Parkland shooting. Calling it a “senseless tragedy” is a platitude, since every shooting has been a senseless tragedy. Let’s call it what it is: a recurring tragedy. A systemic problem that needs to be addressed. Continue reading
Last night, I just wanted to hold my baby. Continue reading
Healthcare has been at the forefront of the news lately. Health insurance was never even something I thought much about, until recently. We had it. The coverage was decent. It paid for stuff. Yet now it is something I am constantly concerned about. Continue reading
Stand. You’ve been sitting much too long. -Sly and the Family Stone
On a national stage, it was said last night: “I have met with women who have, toward the end of their pregnancy, got the worst news one can get. That their health is in jeopardy if they continue to carry to term. Or that something terrible has happened or just been discovered about the pregnancy. I do not think the United States government should be stepping in and making those most personal of decisions. Continue reading