Today is WORLD PREMATURITY DAY! Purple is our color! As we remember the 15 million babies born too soon, I wanted to also honor and celebrate their amazing parents. The unsung heroes who are thrust into a world of uncertainty and heartbreak as well as joy and hope. This video is for and about them. So, check out the video I've created below and if … [Read more...]
Tonight, you’ll be visited by many kids with their parents and will probably witness a number of things. Keep your mind open, your mouth closed and your judgment erased because: 1) The parent who encourages their kid to touch all of the candy in your bowl may be teaching their blind/visually impaired child how to ‘see’ the candy you’re offering, 2) The parent who eagerly says’ trick or treat’ … [Read more...]
In this season of 'love' with Valentine's Day having just gone by, the receiving and showing of love has gotten played out in a million ways. Some people really got into it with the chocolates, card, gifts, champagne, dinner, the works, while others, (you know who you are) de-romanticized it completely by sending a few characters via text to their special someone. While still others did nothing at all. For many years, I fell … [Read more...]
3 Ways For Preemie and Special Needs ParentsTo Celebrate the New Year While Still Feeling the Challenges of the Old….
2013 - A brand spanking New Year is here. Many people were cheering, shouting, blowing those little honky horns, kissing and hugging strangers and familiar faces alike, wearing silly hats and drinking champagne (or whatever they could get their hands on) as they counted down the seconds to the ushering in of the start of another 365 days. For a lot of people, this is cause for celebration. They have the opportunity to start afresh, … [Read more...]
In an instant you were gone. Before I could see your face, stroke your cheeks, give you butterfly kisses, put bandages on that boo-boo on your knee, smell that sweet scent that only babies have, be your earthly mummy, say hello...... before I could do any of those things, I had to say goodbye. I've lost four (4) babies before I had a chance to meet them. Their names are all the same - Angelito - which means little angel. Their lives, no matter … [Read more...]