Patience! (and other directives from Concussionville)

By Kate / May 4, 2017 /

Tamp down your fear and don’t speed your daughter those many hours from the soccer tournament to the ER (you will end up waiting for over two hours to be seen anyway). Don’t listen to the nurse you call on the drive, the one who tells you not to feed your daughter before she’s been…

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never too old

By Kate / May 8, 2016 /

Happy Mother’s Day, friends! I hope you’re enjoying the day, doing exactly what you want to be doing! A couple of days ago, I posted about Prince and grief and not waiting to do the things you want to do in life, about seizing the it, whatever that may be for you. I’ve thought about…

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when a break is a break

By Kate / April 29, 2015 /

I said I was going to take a two-week break and unplug, and somehow it is four weeks later and I am only now getting around to posting here. Yikes. The good news is that the break was a real break. I packed up the girls and we flew down to Costa Rica, where we spent a week…

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By Kate / March 5, 2015 /

I will spare you a medical update this week to instead write about my sweet Zoë, who is seven years old today. Last night she snuggled into my lap on the couch and said, “Can you believe I’ve been alive for seven years?” “Only seven years!” I said. “I can’t imagine a time you weren’t…

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nicu awareness month

By Kate / September 30, 2014 /

September is NICU Awareness Month. The fact that I am posting this on the last day of the month is not lost on me. Between kids being sick and crazy work/writing schedules and life in general, it’s not surprising that I’m behind schedule. But as I lay on the couch this morning, alternately sweating and…

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my zoë

By Kate / March 6, 2014 /

Happy birthday to my sweet Zoë, who turned six yesterday. (SIX!) We celebrated with a dinner out last night and cupcakes, and this weekend she will have two parties (one for kids and one for family), so I’m getting into crafting/piñata/cleaning mode. My little Z is a dancer. As soon as our house fills with…

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prematurity awareness month

By Kate / November 20, 2013 /

November is Prematurity Awareness Month. According to the March of Dimes, 1 in 9 babies is born prematurely in the United States every year. Worldwide, that number is 15 million. It’s the leading cause of infant death in the U.S. and each year costs society $26.2 billion. Those statistics are scary for sure. But it’s…

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a letter to my daughter on her 10th birthday.

By Kate / September 13, 2013 /

Dear Stella, I know I’ve been talking a lot lately about how grown-up you seem. And it’s true. Each time I look at you I’m amazed by the young person that you’ve become. And now you’re ten years old. When you were one, two, and three years old, I spent your birthday reliving the day…

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first day

By Kate / August 28, 2013 /

Yesterday, I took Zoë to get her hair cut. She grimaced as the stylist combed through her tangled, matted red hair (she hates to brush it or have anyone else brush it). But then her hair was free of snarls, and I watched as chunks fell around her shoulders and slid to the floor. It was…

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shifting gears

By Kate / August 26, 2013 /

Today marked the beginning of the great emptying of the house. Stella went back to school and D went back to work, and on Wednesday Zoë will begin kindergarten. KINDERGARTEN! She’s a little worried, I think, about making new friends and learning a new system. A couple of times in the last week she’s mentioned…

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