I Am More Than My Diagnosis

This is a topic I’ve been reflecting on for a long time. I’ve read many articles and posts on both sides of the argument. I’ve read posts from adults with spina bifida, and parents of children with spina bifida, who say that spina bifida doesn’t define them. I’ve also seen the other side of the coin, from parents who say that, indeed, spina bifida defines their children. ...more
♥ this post mija!!  You know what I think when I see your name?  That smile, your inner ...more

Why I Didn't Share My Urinary Tract Infection on Social Media

Earlier tonight, I put on my casual-dress-professional-cold-weather attire and went to an exclusive preview tasting at a chocolatier. I sipped great wine, ate fine chocolate, and mingled with friends, old and new. We exchanged lighthearted conversation about our blogs, and weighed in on other recent events many of us have attended. I exchanged hugs, social kisses, and sincere thanks to the people who hosted and invited me. And I did it all with the utmost sincerity. Of that, you can be sure. ...more
"Call me when your pee is prettier than mine."  Brilliant!!!!!  Gave me a good, hearty laugh. ...more

Knowledge Conquers Fear: October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month

October is an eerie month, filled with monsters, mummies, and the macabre. But while the occasional witch or skeleton might freak you out, one must concede that there are indeed more frightening things -- such as finding out your child will be born with spina bifida. And yet, each day in the U.S., an average of eight families welcome a child with spina bifida into the world. ...more
@ShannonMCelentano , you're absolutely right. It's time to make a difference. Love you and your ...more