While my doctor was trying to suit up and the nurses were trying to get the bed into delivery position, with no help from me, Desmond literally jumped into the world and had to be caught by one of the quick thinking interns.
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The yearly pap smear, now more affectionately known as the WWE or the Well Woman Exam, dare I say has never been the highlight on any woman’s calendar. We all know and acknowledge the fact that it’s something that needs to and should be done at some point in time, but the tricky part is: […]
I just realized that even though I’m an adult I still tell people that “I’m an only child,” when asked whether or not I have siblings. Besides, the term “only adult” just doesn’t sound right, so for the remainder of this post, I’ll simply refer to us as “onlys.” The following four words are ones […]
Today I was asked a question that used to be so easy for me — a question that I realize I’ve forgotten how to answer. Today I learned something about myself I didn’t know. I was asked very inquisitively yet innocently enough: What do you like to do? In other words: What makes you happy? What do […]
I had pain that nobody could see. Pain that nobody knew was there. When it first happened, I cried on a daily basis. I silently wailed in the shower. Gut-wrenching pain that I had never felt before, and, trust me, I’ve had my fair share of both physical and emotional pain. My Story In my 45 years, I’ve had five […]
When Christmas was all about me and my new baby doll, I, of course, couldn’t wait just like every other boy and girl. I couldn’t wait for the winter (Milwaukee), snow (Milwaukee), Christmas break, candy canes, spiced apple cider, hot chocolate with marshmallows, going to look at Christmas lights, Christmas parades, and, of course, watching […]
Do you have a hobby, a craft, or an idea that you’ve been toying around with? Have you ever been told that you make, cook, or bake the best this or that? Ever wondered what it would be like to bring in supplemental income, set your own hours, and answer to yourself? If you answered “yes” […]