It’s a hard-knock life


-+*For the children most of us know,  life is easy—- at least compared to the life of a Haitian orphan or Sudanese refugee.   Still, an easy life doesn’t mean an escape from emotional pain.  Stuff happens, usually things parents never sign up for. That’s what happened to a young mother whose husband is going through […]

A long view of the short straw


-+*I realize you can’t really equate having cancer with having a baby  (although they both cause  you to end up sleepless)… but stick with me before you dismiss this as just a bad analogy. Breast cancer survivors compare stories like mothers compare stories of childbirth.  Instead of centimeters dilated, we talk centimeters of tumors.   If […]