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Kel

I'm just a regular mom with a precious baby girl who was born with total colonic Hirschsprung's Disease and is showing a few developmental delays. I hope our family blog can help other parents dealing with HD, infant ileostomies, hospitalizations, delays, etc. About Us -- I have a Master of... Full Bio
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Cows Without Legs by Kel Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Bridgette is  . . . Bridgette. No doubt. In honor of her and her uniqueness, I present Bridgette-isms: Part III. ON WINNING JOKES For a long time, this w ... Read on »
Ironman Arizona 2013 by Kel Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health IMAZ 2013 is well and truly over. The weeks since the race have been full of questions and healing and some emotional open wounds that may take a while to cl ... Read on »
Challenge by Kel Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health So many meanings to a single word. Challenge. What does it bring to mind for you? I think of hard times mostly. Some are from my own life, but some are from things ... Read on »
Turkeys Eat Deer by Kel Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health She strikes without warning, right to the heart. Or the funny bone... wherever that is. (Definitely not your elbow.) Sometimes she strikes on purpose or sometimes becaus ... Read on »
With Thanks, In Advance by Kel Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health October 17 is auspicious to me. Because November 17 is IMAZ. That’s right folks. One month from today. My Ironman is one month from today. I’ve got two solid wee ... Read on »
The Gratitude Tree by Kel Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health What does a girl do when she's got a week of unexpected downtime? A craft! I know what you're thinking, please for-the-love-of-all-that-is-holy no. ... Read on »
... So Now I Know by Kel Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Ride to Lava , folks! Last weekend, I joined my first fully-supported multi-day cycling expedition. At the time I signed up, I didn't realize it was the first year for t ... Read on »
A Funding Request by Kel Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Every once in a while I post something that I really hope you'll be willing to support. I don't do it very often. In case you don't want to read this whole post, yet y ... Read on »
Report: Camp Yuba by Kel Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I'm notoriously bad at writing timely race reports, but my impressions of a race on race-day are different than when I've had time to sleep and think and recover and for ... Read on »
Dear Mom and Dad... by Kel Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 70.3 miles 7:05:? time 11th in age-group That was hard. I feel great (mostly). Read on »
IMAZ Around the Corner by Kel Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health T-minus three months and counting until my full Ironman in Arizona. IMAZ is around the corner, but I can't quite see it yet. It's still in the sneaking up phase. Any day ... Read on »
A DUCK! by Kel Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Tonight my family rescued an entire family of ducks. See? What's that? Wait. I've just been informed this is not a duck. It's a quail. Okay, I admit. When ... Read on »
How to Lose and Win by Kel Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I don't know my race splits or even my overall time. I don't have race photos yet, except from my cell phone after the race. I haven't really had a chance to ponder what to ... Read on »
Fibonacci Awesome by Kel Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Sometimes something is so cool you have to post it everywhere, despite it being math. The day started as such. In the wee hours of the morning I had a crazy dream. ... Read on »
A Tale of Two Kellies by Kel Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Only it's Kelly. With a Y. And they're both me. Tuesday at track I pulled a muscle in my left quad. It's the same leg (same quad) that has given me repeat trouble, so ... Read on »
This Sums Her Up by Kel Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It's Bridgette's last week of her first year of preschool. These things happen, but it's hard to figure out how. On Friday I waited in the carpool line to ... Read on »
Happy? Mother's Day by Kel Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I woke up early to the feel of one small body and 8 paws pouncing on me, my three little ones languidly draping themselves over various parts of my body, licking my face (do ... Read on »
May is MINE by Kel Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Wanna make a change? Prepare to be uncomfortable. Back at the beginning of the year, I made a plan to participate in one race a month in 2013. Each would build on the las ... Read on »
Bridgette, The Runner by Kel Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Finished: 1-Mile Kids Fun Run Oh, and how sweet it was! Every race this year (remember? one per month) is some kind of mile-marking, tough-to-do, tough-to-beat, goal-&-so ... Read on »
Thoughts On Boston by Kel Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health There are so very many reasons the Boston Marathon bombings are detestable. And maybe I shouldn't be writing this now because I'm bouncing back and forth between rage, te ... Read on »