My Hero, Jackson

At the RI State House celebrating Jackson's cord blood match

As a parent, I know there will be many times my heart fills with pride for my children. Last Friday, I was able to experience it when Jackson was honored by the Rhode Island Blood Center for being a hero. Jackson's donated cord blood was the second match of our state's program (there have been 8 total). I've written before about how he saved a little girl's life, but it was an amazing … [Read more...]

Saturday’s Top 5 Laughs


Hey guys! Sorry for the unplanned blogging hiatus, but HOLY COW traveling with 2 little ones is draining. I am just now getting my reserves back and am *almost* unpacked. I'm jumping back into the blogosphere by joining my fav bloghop, Melissa's Top 5 Laughs. 5. Toddlers. This cute little pirate was a MESS at Sidney's 5 month appointment on Thursday. Like so out of control our … [Read more...]

My son, the hero: how he saved a life with his cord blood

My hero, 2 years old

I received a phone call this morning from a nice lady at the Rhode Island Blood Center asking me if I received the invitation to their reception at the RI State House celebrating their successful cord blood matches. I was embarrassed to admit I had thrown the invite out, thinking it was a generic invitation that also fell on the same night we were planning to go out for our fifth wedding … [Read more...]

Why I am so thankful for my c-section


I've decided to write about my birth experience and emergency c-section because I read negative things every day about c-sections, especially on Twitter.  I spend a lot of time on Twitter.  My love of Twitter grew right after Jackson was born.  I joined twitter before I was pregnant and turned to the site for support during my pregnancy and met a wonderful group of ladies who were all due around … [Read more...]