Midwestern Mom's Musings

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Migraines Suck

(Sorry for the blunt title, but that’s the nicest way I can put it.) June is Migraine Awareness Month. If you have never experienced a migraine, I’m very happy for … Continue reading

June 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Three Years Ago

Three years ago I poured my grief out in the best way I knew. I sat in my bedroom, alone, writing…trying to capture all the emotions that were running through … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Changes in Perspective

I went to my husband’s grave today. I really didn’t want to do it. I don’t find as much comfort in visiting his gravesite as some people do when they … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Remembering 9/11

I wrote the following on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy: Reflections on 9/11 – 10 Years Later Ten years ago, I was working at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reach Out Before You Act. You Matter.

Like many of you, I heard the story about the school girl who jumped off a bridge and killed herself. Initial stories said she was upset about a shaming punishment … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · 5 Comments

Thoughts on Mother’s Day at 1 a.m.

So here I am on Mother’s Day, wide awake at 1 a.m., not understanding why I’m not in bed enjoying one of my favorite past-times: sleeping. Instead, I have one … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Mother Shows Us How to Step Up

“Is he the perfect boy? No, he’s not. But he’s mine.” That’s what a Baltimore mom said after video of her removing her 16-year-old son from the riots in that … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment