Why We Walk BJ’s Story

This year will be our second year walking for the March of Dimes. It’s something I'd wanted to do since I saw nurses raising money for their March of Dimes team while BJ was still in the NICU. I thought to myself, “I’d help any organization dedicated to help keep moms out of this hell”… …

Bedtime Blues…

BJ hasn’t slept through the night since he came home from the hospital. Sure, he’ll have the occasional night here and there but consecutively sleeping through the night has not been his thing. It occurred to me this morning after a particularly rough night that we’ve been waking up throughout the night with BJ for …

NICU Trauma

I do believe that spending time in the NICU can cause real psychological damage. There’s not a lot of research being done (that I’ve seen) and not a lot of people talk about it. Most people, in fact, are just encouraged to “get over it”. It’s been almost exactly two years since the day BJ …

Identity…

I’m BJ’s mom.Oh, I have an identity… I’m not one of those mothers who live solely through my child. I’m also a wife…I have hobbies, I sing, I dance, I run… I write (of course).But I can’t deny. Becoming a mother was the sole event in my entire life that crashed down upon me; there …