• Humor

    Something terrifying.

    No previous surgeries. No medications. No medical conditions. No known drug allergies. No known allergies. No known allergies. NKA in shorthand speak. NKA will never be written on Kate’s charts again. I am a humor writer but this is not a funny post. It’s a terrifying one. “Your daughter’s next exposure to shellfish could be fatal.” Your daughter. Fatal. The words slapped me in the face. Kate is at school now. She’s walking on a tightrope with no net under her. Or maybe she’s an acrobat on a swing with no net. Kate is one bite away from anaphylaxis. Kate could fall. It took one weekend to become that mom. It took two rolls of sushi on two…

  • Humor

    Hanging up our bikinis for the stage.

    So long trips to the pool – it’s been real. Hello, Idina Menzel on youtube. Bromine, chlorine, and all you other -ines. I hate you. You are good at keeping pools clean but you are seriously screwing with my kid’s skin. After weeks of calls to the doctor’s office and using the process of elimination, we have learned that Kate is allergic/sensitive to pool chemicals. Pool chemicals! Can you believe it? Is there a worse summer fate? Her fair, white skin *cough*daddy’s skin* is covered in raised welts right now. I just caught her pouring her sonic happy hour cup of ice down the vent. It’s going to be a…