November 13, 2018

My children have drilled this way of thinking into my brain.

It has been life altering for me!

Just think about this...

I went from being sad, depressed, and desperate to find worth and meaning all of the time to...being grateful.

Seeing beauty in all that surrounds me.


September 1, 2018

My children started new schools in a new district for the 2017 – 2018 school year, after a move in late Spring of 2017.  My son, Brendon, started the 6th grade and my daughter, Adelyn, started the 1st grade. It was not an easy transition for Brendon.

I don't use the ter...

March 25, 2018

“It’s not fair...that other kids can run faster and I have to wear a brace that I don’t like.”

As the mother who hears those words I have so much to say to try to make it better...

Yes, but that brace will help you.

Yes, but as you continue to wear the brace, you’ll get u...

November 5, 2017

“I didn’t know there was such a thing” is a sentence Jessica Spear hears often, when talking about strokes in unborn, newborn, and young children. However, the week surrounding birth is the most concentrated risk period for ischemic stroke in one's entire lifetime.

August 22, 2017

"Coming out of the dark..." was playing in my head as I sat down to gather my thoughts. (A song I hadn't thought about in 15 or so years...I don't think this popped into my head by coincidence, it came to me as I begin to get settled back into working for pediatric str...

April 15, 2016

Tuesday, April 12 from 5 to 7:00 pm, I stood in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, Washington DC.


Standing in one of the grandest and most historic rooms of the Nation’s Capital, I found myself in complete awe of everything t...

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