Monday, January 29, 2018

First and Only Child, Second Heart Mom

Hello and welcome to my blog! 

I am a first-time (and only-time) mom with a miracle daughter who had a heart transplant at 5 months old.  She is now almost nine years old and doing wonderfully (knock on some wood).  Life with any eight-year-old is not easy, I'm sure.  But, life with an immune-compromised, anxiety-suffering, giggle-inducing eight-year-old is a special kind of challenge. 

I am also a college instructor, a Girl Scout troop leader, a small zookeeper (6 pets), a housecleaner (not a very good one), an absent-minded almost fifty-year-old who has way too much to do. 

So, some of my blog posts will focus on the Second Heart part - transplants, medical news, pediatric illness, etc.  Some of my blog will focus on the Mom part - balancing all the things, teaching my DD to be a good person, managing our household (when I remember to), etc.  Some of it will focus on encouragement to others out there who need some hope, some help or some hack!

I'll jump into a regular blog schedule on February 1.  February is the month my DD was born, so it seems the perfect time to start this blog.  Join us as I figure out how to make this Second Heart Mom life work!


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