Friday Fun Fact

Pizza.jgpAccording to the National Restaurant Association about 48 million Americans order delivery for the Super Bowl.

Who’s To Say Caregivers and Parents Can’t Get Sick?

When my daughter Savannah was 13-months old she developed severe idiopathic thrombocytopenic (ITP) and needed an emergency blood transfusion. She – thankfully – survived, but I, no surprise, came down with a bad cold while she was in Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU).

“Why are you sick?” the haughty Indian resident examining my daughter during her morning rounds asked. Her indignation seemed to imply that I somehow violated an unspoken hospital rule that states kids can be in dire straights moms but must remain steely strong.

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Wordless Wednesday

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Grand Central Station

Sunday’s Saying

“Nothing is impossible.  The word itself say “I’m possible.’!”  Audrey Hepburn

To The Curiosity Seekers Who Ask About My Daughter’s Medical Condition

It’s a dance in which I know all the steps too well. I bump into an old friend or acquaintance and after a moment of polite chitchat the conversation takes a sharp left turn and the tone becomes serious. “How’s Savannah doing?” they’ll ask.

This is where I falter.
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Friday Fun Fact

Mom.jgpAccording to the Pew Research Center 34% of children today are living with an unmarried parent—up from just 9% in 1960, and 19% in 1980.

Wordless Wednesday

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