Happy Holidays from President Obama
I'm ready to get this out.
19 and half years ago, I was raped. I won’t go into specifics here about what happened, but if you’re especially curious, I’ll tell you personally. Very few people know about the incident; maybe five friends total and no family members. (My parents were told about it by my therapist when I was 14, but I did not speak directly to them about it.) I have kept the story, as well...
Photojournal from our recent California trip
We go to California a lot. Tyme’s company is based out there and they like to get some face time once in a while. This was a relatively short trip - only 10 days long. We still managed to squeeze in a lot of fun and had a fantastic time! On Thanksgiving morning, we woke up at 4 AM, packed the girls in the van, and then headed to the Atlanta airport, where we met Toby at the gate. We...
Letter to Mom, 2007
I just found this letter while shuffling through old files and making room on my laptop. This was written a few weeks after Mom found out that she had renal cell carcinoma cancer. Carmen was two months old. 2-20-2007 Hello Mom! Have you ever had a conversation with someone, and then, five minutes later, you think of nine things that you wanted to say? When you called last night, it...
Crying it Out. Really??
I have a real issue with people who have convinced themselves that the best way to get their young babies to sleep is to let them cry until they pass out. Here are some actual quotes from actual parents who actually believe that it’s ok to do this to an infant: “ let her cry it out. Crying is good for the lungs and the more you do it, the less she’ll cry and figure out...