Archive for October 2011

Trick or Treat?

Trick or Treat?  A question posed in the innocents only children can bring on this O Hallows Eve.  Usually followed by a snickers bar and a polite thank you if we are lucky.  Little children dressed as ghosts and goblins, witches and pumpkins, dinosaurs and daisy’s with one thing on their mind…bag that candy!  For... Read more »

Memos from some mad mommas- Part 4

Memos from some mad mommas- Part 4
Memos from some mad mommas series has been extremely cleansing for so many families.  The question posed: What would you say to scoliosis if you had the chance?  The answers are true, authentic to each family and child.  These parents have been in this process at least a year and for many, longer.  They are... Read more »

Memos from some Mad Mommas Part 3-The Silver Lining

Memos from some Mad Mommas Part 3-The Silver Lining
Of course my friend Sarah had to throw me for a loop with this one.  She wanted me to embed a  video to run while you are reading her letter.  Overachiever!  I am not that fancy Sarah!  She is one of my silver lining friends.  Dear Heaven I love her silver lining.  Don’t let her pollyanna... Read more »
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Memos from some mad Mommas-Part 2

Memos from some mad Mommas-Part 2
Yesterday we posted the first of a series of letters written by some fierce advocates and dear friends.  The question asked, what would you say to scoliosis if you had the chance?  The letters are cathartic, cleansing and real.  These parents have stuck it to scoliosis.  I will feature a different family and letter until all... Read more »

Dear Scoliosis-Memos from some mad mommas!

Dear Scoliosis-Memos from some mad mommas!
I am fortunate to be surrounded by amazing parents on this journey.  Each has taken a look at the devil and said not my child.  This week I posed the question to our Lucky Cast Club support forum, what would you say to scoliosis if you had the chance?  The letters are cathartic, cleansing and... Read more »

Resiliency, A portrait of strength

Resiliency, A portrait of strength
Scoliosis, as conditions go, tries to rob children of basic function.  It attempts to cripple their bodies, crush their heart and lungs, and impede their development.  For all it tries to rob from these infants, toddlers and young adults they are resilient.  They are in a word, fierce!  My friend Amy recently sent me an... Read more »
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Remembery Day...

Today I was given a gift from a group of exceptionally gifted friends, the junior fundraisers in training as my twisted sister, Kelly Johnson, has now coined them.  I spent the past two days with my friend at Holy Rosary Totten Hall pre-school in Evansville,IN kicking off their St. Jude’s Trike-A-Thon.  To date the Holy... Read more »

I'll get by with a little help from my friends

I'll get by with a little help from my friends
  Monday brought the end to Magic week and the beginning of our next 12 weeks in cast world.  We woke at a not so nice 4:30 a.m. in our home away from home, The Carleton of Oak Park.  I started my morning with a text from fellow Lucky Cast Club mom, Sarah from Manhatten,IL. ... Read more »

Stop the Stupidity: One parents answer to recent adoption questions.

I am an avid reader. I love to read anything my friends and colleagues have to write. Two days ago I was reading one of my friends blogs and was completely outraged by what she had just endured at the hands of ignorance. I was going to attempt to paraphrase what she wrote, but that... Read more »
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He just can't wait to be king!

He just can't wait to be king!
My tiny Iron Will sits in our bed watching Backyardigans.  His tiny legs are twisted into a pretzel and pulled up to his shoulders.  He is bendy and oh so beautiful.  A few hours later I find him on top of the dining room table eye balling the chandelier that hangs over my table.  “No... Read more »