Parent's POV

Fitting In while Standing Out

When I was in grade one, I wore costumes to school. One day I'd be a ballerina, the next, Michael Jackson. I LOVED playing dressing up. I don't remember the last day I wore a costume to class, but it happened, as expected. Somewhere between kindergarten and high school, I learned that people don't do… Continue reading Fitting In while Standing Out

Ruby Update

How’s Ruby?

She's great! Over the past month or so, she was sedated again to check her eye pressure, had house visits from her new vision coach Janet, and went for another ultrasound with our nephrology team. On top of that, her little personality is developing more and more each day. She's very happy and content, smiling and laughing… Continue reading How’s Ruby?

Parent's POV

Our Normal

Normal is a word I don't really like to use, but it's hard to avoid. What is normal, anyway? The best definition I've heard is "a setting on your washing machine". Normal is an agreed upon narrative that we often aspire to, but that doesn't really exist. It makes us feel safe -- like we're on the right… Continue reading Our Normal

Parent's POV

Our Village

Our village is full of the coolest, most supportive individuals.  We have the best parents, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.  We cherish our friends near and far, those we see every week and those we don't talk to or see for months.  You all hold a special place in our hearts.  Roo, Sar and I… Continue reading Our Village

Parent's POV

Expectations

The word expectation gets overused on a daily basis, whether we're managing customer expectations, family expectations or living up to our own (sometimes unreasonable) personal expectations.  I'm one, like many, who attempts to adhere to my own overly high standards.  Generating a respectable income, managing family finances, cooking*, cleaning all while juggling first time parenting and squeezing… Continue reading Expectations