Ancient History

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Standing outside in the middle of a winter night with a croupy child

Night One

A person with a stethoscope draped around her neck says the bizarre cough tormenting your child is croup. You never forget the sound, even though that conversation happened about 15 years ago. Once you’ve heard croup, you know croup. It knows you, too, because it shows up on your doorstep every winter and […]

Breaking is Bad ~ Ollie’s Arm Story

baby with broken arm

I went from crying to laughing in less than five minutes.

Ollie and I had to stop by the store to pick up a few additions to our spaghetti dinner. We spent all day concentrating on his right arm. It broke on Monday night, but we didn’t know until Tuesday morning. That afternoon, I […]