One Second and Thirteen Inches

The top of the mattress on Sparkles’s toddler bed is 13 inches from the floor. The bed is against a wall on one side and has a rail on the other. Her running across the yard, jumping off rocks, walking along anything off the ground that looks like a balance beam and doing aerial stunts with her Dad, all of that seems more dangerous than sleeping in her bed at night, but it took one second for her to fall out of bed last night and break her collarbone… Read More »


Complex Medical Procedures at the Medi-Clinic

Photo courtesy of New York State Department of Health

“Can you get the ear wax out of her ear?” I ask the doctor.

“Oh, no, I don’t think so,” she replies. “Let me call my boss and ask.”

I didn’t know getting ear wax out of a kid’s ear was such a complex procedure.

Sparkles and I are at the West Isle Urgent Care in Galveston, Texas on Friday night at 10:30pm. Read More »