Upcoming Events

Hi All!

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month and already shaping up to be a busy and exciting time. I wanted to be sure and tell you about a few exciting upcoming events.

On Thursday, November 14th, I’ll be participating as a panelist on a live Facebook chat sponsored by the National Premature Infant Coalition (NPIHC). The topic of the chat is  Mental Health for Preemie Parents, a topic near and dear to my heart.  The chat should be lively and informative, and I hope you’re able to join in!

NPIHC Live Facebook Chat

I am also incredibly honored to be speaking at a conference sponsored by Fragile Beginnings and The March of Dimes on Sunday, November, 17th, from 11:30 – 2:00 in Waltham, Massachusetts. The conference is free and everyone who attends will receive a complimentary copy of Preemie! If you’re in the New England area, I hope you can make it!

For more information or to register, click on the following link –

The Journey Through Prematurity: From the NICU to Early Childhood

I’ll also be joining two book groups this November to discuss Preemie.  If you’re in a book group and would like to spend a meeting discussing Preemie, I’d love to join you.  Just send me an email at prematurejourney@gmail.com and if it’s within driving distance, I’ll be there!  We can also Skype or FaceTime if distance is an issue.

Finally, I have to share the latest comment someone posted on Preemie’s Amazon Book Page.  It just made me smile to know this book is making a difference.

“No words can describe the feeling this book gave me…The honesty and depth of this book will stay with me for a long time. It’s also making me evaluate my life and change for the better. Thank you for sharing and making us moms of preemies feel less alone.”

Did Preemie have a positive impact on you? If so, perhaps you’ll feel moved to leave your own comment on the Amazon book page.  Thanks!

I hope things are going well in your world and wish you much joy and peace.

With blessings,


An Interview with My Preemie

Even though I’m taking a break from blogging here, I’m still blogging over on the Preemie Babies 101 site.

You can read the beginning here and then head over there to read the rest of the fun interview I did with Andie!

An Interview with My Preemie

At the end of this past summer, I sat down with my 15-year-old boy and interviewed him about being the sibling of a preemie.  After that interview, it seemed only natural to interview the preemie herself.  So my daughter, Andie and I recently sat down across a table from each other at a Panera Bread.  She slurped her chicken noodle soup, and I pretended to put on my journalist persona.

Nice to meet you, Andie. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to meet me. 

No problem, Mom!

So, tell me, do you think of yourself as a preemie?

Not really.  Well I mean, sometimes, like when I’m not good in math, or something else, like if I drink my water weirdly, like Tucker says I do, I wonder if other preemies do that?  That’s how my mind works…I compare myself to other people and wonder about how other people do things.

Do you ever tell people you were a preemie?

If it comes up.  Sometimes I want people to know.  I mean, like, I don’t say, “Look at these scars on my tummy,” but I want people to know if they’re wondering. Like at the soccer party, when we went in the hot tub, and I was in a bikini and one of the girls asked what happened to my stomach.

What’d you tell her?


Be well,