Introverted oversharer. Underslept and overcommitted parent, partner, friend. Writer. Liver of life to the fullest. Chicken fan. Traveler. Book nerd. Adoptee. Ashtanga. Vegan. Special needs parent, but not by choice. Disability and inclusion advocate. Decaf cold brew addict. More tattoos than necessary. Admittedly Type A geeky workaholic professional with mild attachment parenting tendencies. Not very funny. Too tired for date night. Still listening to music I loved in 1985 and still dyeing my hair (mostly) black. Sharing this journey with my best friend and life partner. Writing since I learned how. Blogging since 2010. Aging native New Yorker now living in semi-rural New England.
Teeny and the Bee: The nicknames we gave our daughters, Thora and Freyja. They are 19 months apart and the two most precious beings in my world. They gave my life a new dimension and new meaning. They are as different as night and day. From the way they came into the world - Bee by emergency c-section and Teeny by peaceful water birth at home - to their personalities to their needs. Teeny has a serious neurological impairment causing significant motor and developmental delays which require hours per week of therapies and medical care. Her prognosis is optimistic but uncertain. She is the hardest working, most determined person I've ever met. Bee is frighteningly and heartbreakingly precocious an the best big sister ever. They both make me laugh and cry and provide me with more to write about than I ever expected.
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