Saturday, May 31, 2014

PWS Awareness Day 31: Wrapping Up May (and a Giveaway)

I did it!  Thirty-one posts! 

I really had no idea what I was getting into back on May 1st when I somewhat spontaneously decided to join the chorus of parents posting daily on Facebook in honor of Prader-Willi Awareness Month.  I stayed up way too late to finish posts. I fell behind on the bills, the paperwork, the remodel decisions, the laundry.  I forgot to answer a few emails.  But it was worth it.

Thank you to everyone for reading, and for the comments and encouragement.  I'm diving back into the book project now -- but am planning on posting here at least weekly.  Sign up over on the right sidebar to get the posts emailed to you directly.

In the meantime, if you are interested in reading more I do have an essay in the newly published anthology Mamas Write: 29 Tales of Truth, Wit, and Grit.  Our twenty-five contributors share stories from their lives as writers and parents....beautifully written stories that will pull you in with their authenticity, strength, and humor.  (Full disclosure: as one of the editors I might be slightly, but only slightly, biased.)  If you are interested in a copy, leave a comment here and I will do a random drawing. 

And, with that, I'll bid farewell to May wtih a few pictures from a wonderful four days in Gualala last Fall.  I'll always remember that vacation for how normal and relaxed it all felt -- long walks along the coast, football and soccer on the beach, yoga on the deck.  We read aloud, and we played games. (Oscar was a pro at the card game Pit, winning far more than everyone and reducing us to giggles with his enthusiastic bidding.)



  1. 31 days is a lot. Hope you don't need too long of a break. It was great reading you here again. I have been meaning to check out Mamas Write, but haven't yet.

  2. I agree with Sara--31 days is a lot, but it was so great to read your posts. You are an inspiration!

  3. Hi Mary! My name is Cameron Von St. James and I had a quick question for you! I was wondering if you could email me at your earliest convenience at cvonstjames AT gmail DOT com :-) I greatly appreciate your time!!