For you, me, and Mama

For the last two years, I have written about #OneGoodThing every day. It started as a New Year’s resolution, but it’s become a ritual in the Nosy Parker home. Mama and I start by talking about the options. #OneGoodThing is truly a family affair. Abby and Paisley, our beloved Bostons, have made frequent appearances. And my…

Perfect pin for Mama

Another great mail day in our house as this gorgeous Everyday Bravery pin I ordered to surprise Mama arrived today. I selected the “Chose Hope Over Fear” pin for Mama because it epitomizes her attitude toward her brain cancer. I adore the inspirational messages, empathetic cards, and lovely designs from the Emily McDowell Studio. The…

The mensch next door

Mama still wasn’t feeling well today and didn’t want me to leave her side. Her severe headache went into day three, and she’s had some troubling neurological symptoms that are scaring both of us. Thankfully, we didn’t have to return to the ER today, but it was close. I snuck out for a moment when…

Feeling the love

Mama has had an excruciating headache the last two days. I have been very worried and monitoring her closely. I called the Advise Nurse today and was told to bring her to the Emergency Room. Our super sweet neighbor came over right away and helped me get Mama bundled into the car. It’s been a…

New caregiver resource

Today I took Mama to a memory care class at our local hospital. We were referred by her neurologist because of her brain cancer and stroke related cognitive issues. The class provided an interesting overview of cognition and related memory issues, and then discussed supporting the caregiver! We learned about new local resources, including monthly…

Surrounded by love

This post is a little late because I was so busy having fun! Some of our closest friends came to help us celebrate life and making it through another year! We had a wonderful time feasting in our backyard oasis with all of them — some of whom came from as far as Los Angeles!…

Keeping my healthcare 

Today I am deeply grateful that the Affordable Care Act (also called ObamaCare) was saved. This means lives were saved today — including my own. This is deeply personal to me. I nearly cried with relief. And then I grinned like President Obama in this photo. Before the Affordable Care Act, I was denied health care…