Parenting

Mom’s Words of Wisdom to a Grown Up Child

A few pearls of wisdom from a mom watching her son move out and far away...   Take care of your body. Eat vegetables. Use sunscreen. Drive defensively. Drink moderately. In other words, please take good care of this person that I have protected for the past 20 years! Take care of your brain. Eat… Continue reading Mom’s Words of Wisdom to a Grown Up Child

Childhood cancer, Parenting

My son survived – why bother pushing for research?

A few months ago I attended at conference on Accelerating the Development of New Oncology Drugs for Children and Adolescents. The first day was packed with fascinating, complicated presentations all revolving around the issue of how to get new drugs and new treatments available in order to save more children with cancer. Later that evening,… Continue reading My son survived – why bother pushing for research?

Parenting

Dear grown-up son who didn’t come home last night,

I know you are probably ok because this is not the first time you do this. In fact, since you finished school a few months ago and make the decision not to go to university, you took a big step toward claiming your independence. I support this, because I remember. Yes, I know it's hard… Continue reading Dear grown-up son who didn’t come home last night,