Children with Alopecia Awareness Day – Part 1 of Our Story

Today, April 14, 2022, is Children With Alopecia Awareness Day. In honor of this day – and also because of the “Slap Heard ‘Round the World,” at the Academy Awards – I felt like it was an appropriate time to share our alopecia story.   What is Alopecia?   Alopecia is a non-contagious autoimmune disease. The immune system- for whatever […]

Our Homeschool Adventure

Our Amazing Homeschool Adventure: An Exclusive Look At Our Shenanigans

Eventually I’ll get around to talking about our homeschool adventure. Please bear with me. I’m not sure where to begin. It’s been over two years since I’ve written anything on this blog and at this very moment in time, everything feels strange and unusual about this process.  via GIPHY If I’m being really honest, via GIPHY I had to do […]

The 100th Day of School

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can.   Dear Ellen,   Last week my kids celebrated their 100th day of school. You know what that means? That means there are less than 80 days left of school before summer. via GIPHY The 100th day of school fell on a Tuesday which was the first […]

The Insurance Claim

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Earlier this month, we celebrated the loss of the six-year-old’s first tooth. The tooth had been loose for a while and was really bothering her. My husband gave her an apple to eat and out it came. There was a small amount of drama associated […]

The Garage Attacked Me

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Because life hasn’t been crazy enough at the Silver residence, last week the garage attacked me. It was a Tuesday. Tuesday was the same weekday that my husband’s drump truck encounter took place. That’s proof enough that on Tuesdays, the entire family should stay at […]

The Private Detective Predicament

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, This blog post is a continuation of “No, Mom. I Haven’t Been Drinking.” On this day, I was getting ready for both my in-laws to come into town and for my husband to be released from the hospital after a one week stay. To sum […]

The Ambulance Ride

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Today’s blog post is a continuation from yesterday. 40 minutes after all of the tests were completed, the doctor came back into the room. Doctor: I have some concerns about your EKG. It’s wonky. Me: Wonky? Doctor: Yes. Normally when I see an EKG like […]

No, Mom. I haven’t been drinking

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, The day my husband was discharged from the hospital, all hell broke loose at the Silver house. It started at 7:30 in the morning. I was in the middle of some serious multitasking (trying to get the kids off to school, cleaning the house, preparing […]

Not one more procedure!

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Just when I thought we were through the scariest part, we had another fright. This blog post is a continuation from yesterday. It was Saturday, the day after my husband’s birthday. During the week my husband was hospitalized, I did the best I could at […]

The Pack Has Been Mobilized

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, This blog post is a continuation from yesterday.  The morning after the motor vehicle collision, I was sitting at the kitchen table, micromanaging my kids while they ate their breakfast. I called the insurance company to file a claim. My husband’s truck was towed to […]