Preemie Update

Greetings from Lake Placid, New York, where my entire family has gathered for a week of summer fun in the former Olympic village!

Here are all the cousins on top of Whiteface Mountain!


And while we’re busy enjoying our family time, Preemie is busy making her rounds!

There is an article I wrote featured on Hand to Hold’s website Preemie Babies 101 about the struggles of breastfeeding a preemie called “Changing the Definition of ‘Nursing’ Your Preemie.”  Click on this link to check it out!

A 30 minute interview about Preemie aired on Sunday 8/5 in Seattle on a morning program called “Inspirational Women with Kate Daniels.”  If you’d like to listen to the podcast, click on this link Then click on the 8-5-12 interview!

Tonight I have the honor of joining The Lake Placid/Saranac Lake Book Clubs as they discuss Preemie.  Lee and the kids are going to walk me over to the meeting so that everyone in the group can meet the main “characters” in the book before we start our discussion!


I don’t know how long The Shine interview will be prominently featured of Yahoo!’s website, so be sure to check it out and if you haven’t yet, please share it with everyone you know!

Last night we had a birthday dinner because tomorrow on August 8th, I turn 45!  Here I am with my brother, John and my sister, Libbie at The Mirror Lake Inn.


I love a quiet, reflective birthday, so tomorrow I plan to paddle board on Mirror Lake, take a long walk around town, sneak away for a 9:05 live radio interview on The Mark Johnson Show on WDEV out of Burlington, Vermont (!!), pull out my notebook and pen to chronicle some of the past year’s noteworthy events (I’m sure I’ll find a few things to write about!) and enjoy a meal at our favorite Lake Placid haunt, The Caribbean Cowboy!  Gotta love a birthday!!

Thanks again for all your continued love and support!

How is your summer going? Are you in a situation where you’re juggling work and family life? Please don’t be shy about leaving comments! I love to hear from you!