What I am watching Let’s face it. There aren’t many historical shows that take place in my beloved Italy, so when I heard about the “MEDICI” on Netflix, I was all over it. Season 1 had the further intrigue of starring Dustin Hoffman and Richard Madden. Season 2 jumps a couple of generations. While season 1 told the story of Cosimo de Medici (Madden), season 2 revolves around his grandson, the famous Lorenzo il Magnifico, played handsomely by Daniel Sharman. I truly enjoyed the show, and to learn history this way has always been my favorite mode. I’ve often said that the way they teach history in school is the most boring way ever, and now what happened in the Duomo in the season finale, will forever be etched in my soul. It was filmed in the same place where it happened 500 years ago. How cool is that? FiveRead More →

I can’t let October go by without posting at least “something” regarding either my experience with Pregnancy Loss or at the very least offer my thoughts on the matter either on how I feel more than 2 decades after my loss or the state of Awareness. Am I and are we moving forward? My answer is YES. The other night I was watching this show called “This is us” and this is the clip that sent me over the edge….: I was a mess. A total and complete mess. Even after the show ended I could not stop sobbing. My 13 year old son Connor came up to me a little while later, and not knowing what I was crying about, started talking about Alex. He hugged me and told me it was okay, Alex was okay etc. When I asked him how he “knew” that’s what I was cryingRead More →

As I said in my previous blog, my favorite show, Outlander, was going to have an episode about a stillbirth. I was looking forward to it because to date, no regular TV show in 21 years had tackled this particular loss properly in my view. There have been movies, or even short movies about it that have been good, even great, but no episodic television ever tackled this in a poignant way and with the attention that it frankly deserves. 100 babies are stillborn every single day in the United States alone! Can these babies and their mothers get some respect? They did in this episode, and it was fantastic. Amazing. Breathtaking. Caitriona Balfe totally nailed it. And I loved how she described the baby to Jamie… “She was beautiful, so small, I could cup her head in the palm of my hand. Her ears stuck out just a little.Read More →