An Open Letter to the Stranger Who Scolded My Child in Public

     I really didn’t like you at first, I’m not going to lie. My seven year old loves The Sound of Music movie. He happily sings the Rodgers and Hammerstein songs at home as he plays and it warms my heart. My son loves the theater, too. When I saw the play was coming

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Reasons To Scream Into An Abyss

Have you ever seen the movie Garden State with Zach Braff and Natalie Portman? I absolutely love that movie but I’ve found it makes me incredibly sad so often I’ll see it on as I’m flipping through my channels and I’ll actually force myself to keep moving.  One scene I always shed a few tears

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An Ode to Therapy

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In honor of that recognition, I came across the following graphic on one of my favorite Instagram pages (shout out to @schoolpsychlife). As soon as I saw it, I shrugged it off thinking, “not *my* people.” Of course, I surround myself with awesome, aware, non-judgmental people who would equally

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PostScript

A few days after my mom passed away, I got a call from Dr. K, the palliative care doctor we had met with just a few weeks back.  As my mother was getting sicker, I had left her a message a bit desperately, confused and grasping for information. I had left the message on a

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Limb Difference Awareness

April is Limb Difference (or Loss) Awareness Month. During this month I like to share experiences of my 18-month old daughter Livy, who was born symbrachydactyly. That’s a fancy word for having a limb difference on her left hand. We found out about Livy’s diagnosis when I was 20 weeks pregnant. Initially I was devastated

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