An ode to my Mom

This Mother’s Day, I’m working with Clever Girls in support of Macy’s Heart of Haiti to shine a light on the “trade, not aid” program, which provides sustainable income to Haitian artisans struggling to rebuild their lives and support their families after the 2010 earthquake. What is Macy’s Heart of Haiti? Heart of Haiti is Continue reading →

A visit to the Cadaver Lab

As part of my LMT program, I had the opportunity to visit the Albany Medical School Cadaver lab.  I’ll admit, when I first heard about the opportunity, I wasn’t sure I really wanted to go. After all, I thought I knew what the cadaver lab would be all about. Massive stench, bodies, lots of bloated and diseased Continue reading →

Jello Brain

One of the perils of being in a compressed program (9 months!) is the fact that the classes come fast and furious and that means so do the tests! This week, I had the perfect storm converge. Seriously. I did.   We had last week off. It was spring break. We needed it. But, we Continue reading →

Happy 8th Birthday, Monkey

Today, 8 years ago, you came into our lives on your own terms. and you are still handling the world on your own terms. My wish for you on this big 8th birthday is that you never lose your sparkle. your sense of humor and your one liners. I hope you never stop asking me Continue reading →

Gastric Bypass Update

So, now, I’m almost 2 months out of surgery. It’s been quite the ride. I’ve gone through the bariatric pukes, the dumping and the “holy crapola, what did I do to myself” phase. I’ve been told it’s all common. At last weigh in, I’m down 60 lbs.   Yes, you read that right. 60 lbs Continue reading →

And let’s make it 2 in a row!

This year, one of my favorite books of the year has made it AGAIN onto the most challenged books list! and that book would be….   HUNGER GAMES.   I’m quite at a loss as to why people give it to children thinking “Oh, it’s popular, so it must be just fine…” and don’t take Continue reading →

Lenscrafters, you are now dead to me.

Seriously. Anyone who’s been watching my twitter stream knows that my glasses broke on Thursday morning, leaving me unable to see a few feet past my face. I found a pair of really, really old glasses with an outdated prescription that were able to make things a bit clearer, but not by much. I ditched Continue reading →

First Place!

One of the things that we do during hockey season is take Isaac to AWANAS. The easiest way to describe this is “Bible Scouts.” There are awards, ranks and activities outside the normal “club” meetings.  During the season, we miss out on Sunday School and all sorts of church activities, because of the times for Continue reading →