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Ready for Air – {Review + Giveaway!}

Though I was provided with a copy of Ready for Air for review, all opinions expressed are my own. A confession: I am cautious about reading prematurity memoirs, for two reasons. First, they bring back to consciousness feelings from the day of Daphne’s birth and her darkest NICU days. I am not actively trying to […]

The NICU and Its Many Emotions

I recently stumbled upon a little life lesson in the strangest of places.  My kids and I sat down on the sofa to read some books before bedtime that we had checked out from the elementary school library.  As I read the last page of “Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My […]

Embracing the “Elephant in the Room”

Women who don’t know my story will undoubtedly complain about some part of being pregnant. Isn’t that what pregnant women are supposed to do? They might go on to say something like, “I’m counting down the days” or worse, “I wish this baby would be born already.” I’m left standing there facing my own “elephant in the room” taking up all the space between my thoughts and what will actually make it to my lips. [Read more]