Remembering Your Child During the Holidays

Let’s just be honest my friends, this is not an easy time when you’ve lost a child. It’s a time of year when you get together to celebrate family. And lots of things happen that accentuate that loss. You see people that you don’t normally see all year such as...

I Am a Mom Without a Country

After my daughter Elizabeth passed away from mitochondrial disease in November of 2013, I had a full-on identity crisis. Elizabeth was 17 when she died and from the moment she burst into the world as a two-pound, 29-week preemie, she had consumed me. She was...
The Year of No Secrets

The Year of No Secrets

Last week as I sat in my Weight Watchers meeting listening to everybody talk about their food obsessions, issues, challenges, victories and being quiet on the side like I normally do, I was seething inside. First of all, I don’t like going to Weight Watchers. I have...