In one day in 2015, I learned these three things: I was pregnant. There were no genetic answers for Tophs’s challenges. There was a genetic finding we weren’t looking for. I wrote about Tophs’s medical history here–about searching for causes of his growth failure, hypoglycemia, and developmental challenges. I didn’t write that in one phone […]Read more "In One Day"
My two-month-old baby, Juliet, slept nine hours last night. Then these things happened: 1) I woke up, and racism was over. I didn’t even see color. Everyone was iridescent, and they just hated me for my character but said I was good at sports. 2) Not only that, but the people who would have been […]Read more "When Your Baby Sleeps Nine Hours"
“Paul and I talked. We prayed. We ate pork dumplings until it became clear. Only one destination fit perfectly into the space carved out by our dreams and budget—Best Western Plus of Virginia Beach.” Read more about Big Mom’s vacay here.Read more "Big Mom Goes on Vacation"
Dear Baby Borrower, I understand you wanted to play a joke on your wife. I’m the same way with my husband. An idea will pop in my head, and I’ll think, How funny would that be?! Like what if I dragged a dead deer in from the street and propped him up in the driver’s […]Read more "Open Letter To The Guy Who Wanted To Borrow My Baby Real Quick"