From the Heart

Prom Redefined Through the Eyes of a Father to his Son

Prom Redefined Through the Eyes of a Father to his Son

By Guest Blogger Keith Lawley Prom, traditionally a practice of children morphing into adults for one night, where the ladies dress to the nines, and the gentlemen experience getting fitted for a tux for the first time, wondering to themselves “what in the hell have I...
Sometimes Being a “Quitter” Can Be the Right Decision

Sometimes Being a “Quitter” Can Be the Right Decision

By TMoM Team Member Rachel Hoeing I’ve always been a mother with the mindset of “once you commit to something, you commit.” I am all about sticking things out, honoring your word, and being a team player. But last year, as my daughter started high school, I was placed...
Finding the Answer to “Why Me?”

Finding the Answer to “Why Me?”

By Guest Blogger Tabia McKinize I distinctly remember lying in the hospital bed asking out loud, “Why me?” My life has never been ordinary, so I laugh at my thoughts that my daughter’s birth would be… In my last semester as a senior at UNC Greensboro, I was 8 months...
Dominick’s Smile: Our Cleft Lip and Palate Journey

Dominick’s Smile: Our Cleft Lip and Palate Journey

By Guest Blogger Suzanne Santomieri We were twenty minutes into our 19 week ultrasound and something felt wrong. The technician continued to switch back and forth to different views and was talking a lot. I kept thinking how many more details she was giving us than I...
A Mother’s Perspective on Teenage Suicide

A Mother’s Perspective on Teenage Suicide

By Guest Blogger Gina McCarn I became a mother again when we welcomed two more children into our family through foster care. You can read about our journey here. We welcomed Antony home only a few days after he had been discharged from the hospital. Uninhibited, we...