No One Wants to Listen – An Advocate

So many days and nights have passed since my son’s accident. My “new normal” is advocate. Tirelessly trying to save others for an accident that no one told me about. I experience the major highs of victory, a momentary pause of joy. I feel the vicious lows of defeat, tears and hurt in the brokenness. I am an advocate, working to eradicate the real danger that took my child. I am a warrior taking on the industry that has known about this danger for over … Read More

My Letter to Jenna Bush Hager

Dear Jenna, I hate that I am writing you. I hate that my reality is MY reality. I saw beautiful Mila, in your arms on @TODAYshow. You are still glowing. The glow of a first time mom as you hold your precious gift from heaven. I ache. My heart remembers that song, those moments of perfection forever encapsulated in my heart. The day my sweet Colton was born. He was perfection. Looking at my son, seeing his dad and I in him. Holding … Read More

Nationwide Announces Make Safe Happen Program

As you all know, the issue of home safety is incredibly personal to me and to the members of my family. I have joined together with other parents and concerned advocates in creating our organization in the hope that fewer and fewer parents would experience the kind of loss that I have known. And we’ve been gratified to see the progress we’ve made recently in our efforts to save lives and encourage people to #GoCordless. Recently I shared a Facebook post which … Read More

Losing My Mommyness

Hello my little sweetheart, I just was thinking about how when you where here you were my alarm clock. You woke me in the morning, let me know when it was time to eat all meals, you let me know when it was getting close to naptime, when we were suppose to take a bath and head off to bed. You basically dictated my life and time. When you died, I went thought this phase of losing my mommyness. I … Read More

No Room at the Tree

Sunday I posted on Facebook that a planned shopping trip to a local store turned out to be much more than I had anticipated. What I thought was so clearly a rhetorical question placed in a frantically typed social media post, turned out to be an invitation for many well intended and good hearted people to give advice on how I should deal with a difficult situation—a “major first”. The “first” being my first Christmas without my boy. It wasn’t … Read More

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