Early Years, Fun Stuff, Lifestyle

The Day of Hope Family Conference 2017

About a week and a half ago Elsie and I attended the Cystinosis Research Foundation's Day of Hope family conference and it was amazing! It's a yearly conference that the CRF holds in Newport Beach where families, doctors and researchers come together and get to know one another, share their wisdom, and learn about all of… Continue reading The Day of Hope Family Conference 2017

Early Years, Lifestyle

Take Care of Yourself as Well!

I've been thinking about writing a post like this for a long time now, but have never felt like I've truly embraced it. Right when Elsie was diagnosed I knew that I would have to keep myself healthy and happy if I wanted to really take care of her properly. You hear all the time about how… Continue reading Take Care of Yourself as Well!

Early Years, Fun Stuff, Lifestyle

My Listen To Your Mother Experience

This post originally appeared on The Mighty I never had an interest in public speaking, in fact I avoided it as much as humanly possible. It always made me think of those times in high school when I had to present a project to the class. My heart beat so fast I could barely breathe… Continue reading My Listen To Your Mother Experience

Early Years, Lifestyle

Tips For Keeping Your Child Cool in the Heat

A lot of people with cystinosis struggle with thermoregulation; the ability to regulate body temperature. The cause of this is not entirely known. As with most symptoms related to cystinosis, some people experience them and others don't. A lot of parents have noted that their child doesn't seem able to sweat, while others state that… Continue reading Tips For Keeping Your Child Cool in the Heat

Fun Stuff, Lifestyle

Listen To Your Mother

I am so super excited to announce that I will be reading a special essay on my somewhat unique perspective of motherhood at the very first Canadian production of Listen To Your Mother! The inaugural Listen To Your Mother Vancouver show will be taking place on Saturday April 30th at 7:30pm at St James Community Square in Kitsilano… Continue reading Listen To Your Mother

Early Years, Lifestyle

Advice I Have For Parents New To Cystinosis

Shortly after Elsie was diagnosed with cystinosis I was lying awake in bed one night, my mind full of thoughts and me desperately trying to silence them, when an idea popped into my head. Maybe I should start a blog. I felt scared, alone and broken and hated the idea of anyone else feeling this… Continue reading Advice I Have For Parents New To Cystinosis