Family

Stop the world Take a picture Try to capture To ensure this moment lasts We’re still in it, but in a minute – That’s the limit – and this present will be past ~ Sankoff and Hein (Come from Away) As you enter this second year of being a teen, I find myself wanting to […]

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Seriously?! How is it possible that you are now eight? I can still remember getting settled into our pre-op room at Christ Hospital, before the c-section to deliver you. I recall how many times I repeated our doctor’s mantra for us, “September 17th is going to be a happy day!” I was afraid to believe […]

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How are you feeling? What are your plans for tomorrow? Welcome to the thirteenth edition of my “Gatekeeping” blog series. I shared the back story of these simple and yet powerful questions in this post. It’s been almost another two years since we last did some Gatekeeping here. And again, I can hardly believe I let that […]

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You read that right. This is about LTYM Chicago 2016. I started writing sometime after the show, one year ago yesterday, about the incredible experience that was Listen to Your Mother Chicago 2016. I would add things to it now and then, getting pretty far with my post, but never finished or shared it until […]

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Happy 9th Heavenly Birthday, Molly Marie! Another year around the sun. Another year since you were here. It’s been 9 years since I carried you. 9 years since you were born and died. 9 years since your family held you in our arms. And no matter how much time passes, you are never far from […]

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I’ve been considering this for awhile. I’ve consulted with loved ones, as well my therapist and PCP. I’ve been mindful of my daily activities, interactions, relationships, triggers and stressors, trying to imagine how they might feel differently. And I’ve come to a decision. After over 3 years taking Fluoxetine (a.k.a. Prozac), an antidepressant that has […]

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