Tag: NJ Mom

Mom life: Grateful for our village

It takes a village to raise children.  Before I had kids, I had heard this phrase over and over again and as our children get older, our village continues to expand to those near and far. A few weeks ago, it included a little boy […]

TBI Tips and Tricks: Surviving Grocery Shopping after a Head Injury

Food is vital to our survival, yet, after my head injury, I would forget to eat. You’d think my grumbling stomach and the fact that I was hungry would make me realize I needed to eat something, but in the early days, even that required […]

Mom life: Mommy and Me Fashion Show

This past weekend my daughter and I participated in a “Mommy and Me” fashion show  at a local department store. I found out about it through Instagram and after explaining what a casting call was, I asked her if she wanted to give it a […]

Mom life: #threeisperfectforme

As soon as strangers found out that my growing belly was our third child, they shared their thoughts.  “Was it planned?” “You have your hands full!” “You’re obviously done having children right?” I laugh when I think about the things people were compelled to talk […]

Post Concussion Syndrome and Pregnancy

Post Concussion Syndrome and Pregnancy

When we made the decision to have children, I had no idea what to expect.  We decided to start trying earlier than we initially planned, because we were nervous about any complications I might have because of my injury, or if we would have difficulty […]

Mom life: The days are long but the years are short

Mom life: The days are long but the years are short

The days are long but the years are short

Life after Head Injury: Finding my Purpose

Life after Head Injury: Finding my Purpose

For years I’ve been collecting my notes and thoughts about life after my brain injury. I’ve been writing it all down and saving it, so I can recall it when needed. When I was talking to my husband about lacking a professional aspect of my […]

Epilepsy Mom: Preschool Disabled

Epilepsy Mom: Preschool Disabled

I felt the lump in my throat form as his caseworker explained, “so he has met the criteria for preschool disabled and that’s what it says on his IEP” (Individualized Education Program). This is exactly what we wanted and what we were hoping for, yet […]

Life After My Head Injury- Why Me?

Life After My Head Injury- Why Me?

In talking with my husband the other day, I said to him that I feel like I haven’t done anything with my life since my accident in 2008. “It’s been almost nine years and I haven’t accomplished anything.” I actually said out loud and caught […]