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Encore with Updates: Think Pink or See Red

Last year I posted this. It was my inspiration for starting the Cause Warriors series.  It bears repeating.  Heather is still here surviving with weekly chemo and struggling with the pain of living with cancer.  Read her own amazing post here.  One thing that has changed since last year is that my backlash  circa 2011, seems to be popular in 2012.  That’s probably attributable to the whole Komen/PP fiasco of earlier this year, but awareness of misdirected funds and questionable intentions is never a bad thing.   Heather provided the links… Read more Encore with Updates: Think Pink or See Red

A Professor and Her Boob

I listened to a podcast the other day about this “hot” issue taking the internet “by storm.”  Basically, a professor had a sick kid she couldn’t take to daycare, so she brought her baby to class.  Where said baby put a paper clip in its mouth, investigate an electrical outlet, and then, when truly fussy, was breastfed to sleep by its mother (who is also leading a class full of university students).  Here is a Salon Article that captures some of it, but I actually first read the professor’s diatribe… Read more A Professor and Her Boob

We Are the OTHER 1%

One out of 100 every babies is born with a heart defect.  My son is the other 1%.  I am the other 1% of mothers.  I am the Wyvern who faces mountains of medical bills and an ceaseless barrage of fear.  I am a heart mom in the Heartland, and I am not alone.  We are the other 1% of America – not the ones with the millions and billions of dollars and $100,000 Birkin Bags.  We are the 1% with million dollar babies, and the chest tubes, and the… Read more We Are the OTHER 1%

The Wyvern Opinion of the Mommy Wars: C-Section, Home Birth, and Everything In Between

Continuing with the theme of Wyvern Mothers, I’m sharing my opinion of the Mommy Wars.  Like our ancestors, the Dragon Mothers, Wyvern Mothers don’t have time for Mommy Wars because we’re battling on another front.  Rather than fight our peers about the trending and temporary issues of modern motherhood, we’re fighting for our children’s survival. Today’s post is the second in a series on this Wyvern’s Opinion of the Mommy Wars and how my other (literally life or death) battle experiences have formed my opinions.  This is my truth. Too… Read more The Wyvern Opinion of the Mommy Wars: C-Section, Home Birth, and Everything In Between