Category Archives: Life Lessons

How to Advocate for a Child with an Invisible Illness [Today’s Parent]

How to Advocate for a Child with an Invisible Illness [Today’s Parent]

“I think our daughter might be a bit of a lemon,” I joked to my husband one winter afternoon. After a six week stint with a nasty case of shingles and three more weeks struggling through pneumonia, she awoke that morning complaining of pain and stiffness in her left knee. I made an appointment withContinue Reading

Watching My Daughter Develop the Same Anxiety I Struggle With [New York Magazine]

Watching My Daughter Develop the Same Anxiety I Struggle With [New York Magazine]

“It is relatively early on a summer evening, just after sunset. From my bed, I notice a shadow of a spindly branch dancing across the corner of the bedroom wall. I get up and close the curtains tightly to make it disappear, careful not to step on my daughter, who’s camped on my bedroom floor,Continue Reading

The Day My Father Shot My Mother [The Establishment]

The Day My Father Shot My Mother [The Establishment]

  “I had a quirky childhood habit of sitting sideways on the toilet. It began, I surmise, in our Southeast San Diego house on Manos Drive, sometime after I turned five. Sitting side-saddle allowed me to look in the mirror and lose myself awhile. Perched there, I often acted out scenes from the day’s All MyContinue Reading

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