Category Archives: Back Story

Family

We just got back from a week-long vacation with my whole family. It was awesome – spending time with my parents and siblings was rejuvenating. While the grown-ups communed, the kids – all the first-cousins on my side of the … Continue reading

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Antibiotics

I see a lot of articles lately about the dangers of overusing antibiotics – how dangerous superbugs like MRSA are going to kill us allĀ and how parents need to stop giving their children antibiotics for every cold. Those types of … Continue reading

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The Story She Hates to Hear Me Tell

Grace doesn’t like when I tell this story. She especially doesn’t like it when I tell the story to someone she likes. But everyone wants to know – how did we figure out that she can’t feel pain? When Grace … Continue reading

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It was Meant to Be

Today, I was late to work. We should have left the house early in order to take Gracie to daycare and then Jackson to school before I went to work. We didn’t, and the whole morning was changed because of … Continue reading

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Grace Elizabeth – A Story of a Name

When I was younger and childless, I used to dream of the kids I’d have. I would have at least two – a boy named Jack and a girl named Olivia. Now that I’m a grownup with two kids, one … Continue reading

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Prelude to Amazing Gracie: The Pregnancy and Birth

I have been resisting blogging about our adventures in parenting for a long time. Part of me doesn’t want to keep up with blogging, but part of me does not want my emotional rawness out there forever on the internet. … Continue reading

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