Doogie Howser: The Junior Fellow

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Yesterday, I took the baby back to the doctor to get her foot looked at. If you don’t remember from last week, I had A LOT of questions for this pediatric orthopedist. Is she allowed to walk on her foot? How do you corral a […]

Poor Girl

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, This isn’t related to baby girl’s scoliosis. But it is related to her ongoing pediatric orthopedic care. That’s why you’re reading this under the scoliosis series blog posts. Saturday night, baby girl was in the bathroom with me. She tripped on the edge of the […]

What about her vagina?

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, On Saturday afternoon, I took the baby to the doctor’s office. “Well,” the doctor said. “The strep culture came back negative which means your baby most likely has herpangina.”   via GIPHY  (Friday evening) Bed time was its normal state of total chaos at our […]

The Bitch Lied!

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Last weekend, my baby boy.     Turned seven-years-old. I’m sure it will come to no surprise when I tell you that his life revolves around Legos.   via GIPHYAnd because of that, we have a ton of Legos. When I asked him what he […]

The Pancake Problem

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, It was a warm, sunny evening. The temperature was probably in the 70s. This day came after a day of endless rain and before a day of frigid temperatures. In Georgia, frigid temperatures means it dropped to the low 60s. My husband spent this warm, […]

Scoliosis Update: Cast # 3

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can.   Dear Ellen, On Sunday afternoon, I drove Baby Girl back to Atlanta to get her third cast. The procedure was scheduled for early Monday morning. Before I get into her treatment, I’d like to take this opportunity to offer up an apology to all of the […]

Scoliosis Update: The follow-up visit after cast 2

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Last Tuesday was crazy. My day started at 4 a.m. Why? Because that’s when I get up to write my novel.   via GIPHY  I only get two hours of writing time before the kids wake up and the school-morning frenzy begins. That particular day, […]

Scoliosis Update: The New Cast

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Last week I took my 20-month-old back to Atlanta for her second cast. The good news was, I knew what to expect. The bad news was, the doctor who performs the surgery wasn’t available at the hospital we’ve been going to, so they scheduled us […]

Mommy-Shaming

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, It’s finally happened. After almost seven years of being a parent, I’ve been shamed.   via GIPHY  Well. Maybe I should clarify because I get mommy-shamed by other mothers all the time. Like with my kids and their milestones. My son was a late-walker. He […]

Scoliosis Update: 1 Month Visit

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Yesterday I took my baby girl back to Atlanta for her one-month check up. One month. I can’t believe it’s been one month since I drove to Atlanta in apocalyptic rain to get a cast for her scoliosis. After the procedure, it took her about […]