We all would like to think that our child will never get sick. When Addy first got sick at age 11, I was dumbfounded. I mean I knew she had anorexia. I wasn’t surprised at the diagnosis because I had known before the doctors and eating disorder experts. I was shocked because I had been… Continue reading Anorexia- beginning thoughts
My goal is to have lots of fun with my kids and with myself but not feel rushed. A bucket list of sorts but clearly, I'm not dying- just a figure of speech. The dog days are coming soon and I am ready like only a teacher can be ready. 1.Road trip to my Mom's… Continue reading SummaSummaSummer Tiiiiime
There is something about being home and being lost. I start thinking my house is the problem. I'm furious with someone and I start to hate everything. Mim is talking more and constantly- she has been talking a lot for years but her conversational style has sped up and she asks questions non stop- which… Continue reading July 2017 facebook post
Heaven help me and Mercy me. Mim is 10. Her first friend got her period. This event is a rite of passage and every woman has something to say about a child in third grade at the age of 8 starting her period. We all talk about when we got our period. The age. The… Continue reading Hysterectomies and Girls with disabilities
Family I can't really imagine writing much that doesn't include my family. My identity and personhood is pretty wrapped up in my being a part of my sweet family. I am a daughter, a sister, a cousin, an aunt, A Mom. I have 6 kids. I wrote about my life as their mom. I write… Continue reading Cast of Characters
His apartment was on the second floor of a house near Tulane University. The house was the kind of old where the hard wood floors slant to one side and the bathrooms will never be clean because mildew and mold will never die in Louisiana. It was Junior year of college and we had been… Continue reading Made me a fool
She is earnest with her wishes.