After Atlanta Adventures

This is the epilogue to the “Our New Normal,” series. You can read the rest of the series here. I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, With both the cast and the x-rays finished, I packed up the car, preparing to drive Baby Girl home. But first there was one obstacle left. […]

Post Surgery Adventures

This is the exciting conclusion to the “Our New Normal,” series. You can read the rest of the series here. I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, With the baby off getting her cast, I decided to go to the cafeteria to get something to eat. Alas, the cafeteria was closed until […]

Our New Normal- Part 3

This is the third installment in a four part series on our new adventures with my baby’s scoliosis treatments. The entire series can be read by following this link. Atlanta. I had to take my baby into Atlanta for treatment. On the outside I was calm, cool, and collective. But on the inside…. I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No […]

Our New Normal – Part 2

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. “With a curve this large, we need to make sure everything else inside is developing normal.” Dear Ellen, Imagine sitting in a specialist’s office and being told there’s a possibility a curve in your infant’s spine could be affecting how her major organs are developing. It sucks. […]

Our New Normal – Part 1

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, This post has been in the works for sometime now. I delayed writing it because I didn’t want any of this to be true. No parent would. But effective yesterday, it’s an inescapable truth. Our 17 month old has scoliosis. I realize it’s not as […]

Was I too snarky?

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, I was having a cranky, horrible, no-good, awful, bad day. The six year old threw a fit because I made him wear gray socks to school. No clue why this was so traumatizing to him but maybe some day he’ll be able to explain it […]

True Tales of a First Time Home Seller

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, This letter is dedicated to Creepy Guy. Shortly after we put the “For Sale” sign outside of our house, Creepy Guy took it upon himself to stand in our flower beds and peek inside all of the windows. via GIPHYI don’t want to sound snarky, […]

Dear Ellen: It was me against the 2-year-old.

Sometimes I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Tonight there was a standoff at the Silver house.  It was me versus the two-year-old.  She woke up from her nap, madder than hell at God only knows what. The following conversation is based on actual events – as they happened in my imagination. […]

Dear Ellen: I’m a pack rat

Sometimes I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, I’m a pack rat. I have the worst time getting rid of stuff. Granted, I’m not a hoarder, but getting rid of things like baby clothes is hard for me.  My husband, on the other hand, loves spring cleaning. He does it year round. […]