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 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 […]

Hunting for my Husband

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen,  My husband is okay, but on September 17th, I received a phone call no one ever wants to get. This blog post is a continuation from yesterday. I approached the desk and gave the woman sitting at it my husband’s name. “He’s been discharged,” she […]

The Phone Call

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, My husband is okay but on September 17th, I received a phone call no one ever wants to get. September 17th was a Tuesday. The two older kids were in school. The baby was in a Mom’s Day Out program that morning. I went to […]

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 […]

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 […]