Scoliosis Update: Life with a TLSO Brace

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, It’s been a week since I took Baby Girl to Atlanta to get her TLSO brace.   via GIPHY  Full disclosure: I had to look up the abbreviation. It stands for Thoracic Lumbar Sacral Orthotic.   via GIPHY  It’s similar to the cast in that […]

Scoliosis Update: The Cast Came Off!

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Last week, the baby came out of her cast! I’d like to tell you it was an exciting moment for everyone but since this was the first time that she was awake while the cast was being removed, seeing some strange guy come at her […]

The Judgy Moms – Part Two

“Disgraceful. Utterly disgraceful,” Clarissa said, scrolling through thumbnail images on Facebook. “I know,” Becky said. “It’s like A. Marie is thumbing her nose at you and all the work you do to help challenged mothers make appropriate birthday cakes for their kids.” “275 parts,” Clarissa said. “The video tutorial I made on how to prepare organic, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan […]

The Investigation that Haunts Me: Part 2

***Continued from May 31, 2019*** ***Content warning: This blog post discusses a child death that I investigated several years ago. To continue reading, scroll down.***     via GIPHY    Concerned my daughter had a serious head injury and plagued by images of the nine-year-old girl who died from a brain bleed, I picked up the phone and called 9-1-1. […]