Midwestern Mom's Musings

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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

101 Artist’s Date Ideas.

Originally posted on The Artist's Way:
Visit an artist’s supply shop. Spend some time outdoors with your journal, sketchbook, craft supplies, etc. Go for a walk, and take your…

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wear Red And Take Action

Three years, four months, one week and four days ago, a massive cardiac arrest took Bill from me. It was sudden, ugly, painful…and yet, not completely unexpected. Bill had his … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Two Years Into My New Life

These have been two of the longest years of my life. And yet, I remember every detail of the day Bill died – the horrid witness of his last breath, … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 4 Comments