Minnie Driver is probably my favorite actress nowadays. A few years ago she tackled a subject near and dear to my heart by portraying a mother who had a stillborn baby in “Return to Zero“. Her performance was simply phenomenal. She totally nailed it. Her character’s  experience was also fairly close to mine, and there is truly something to be said about watching someone on TV feel what you felt. It’s hypnotizing. I am a very “visual” person anyway, so this movie was truly special for me. Fast forward a few years, and now we have Minnie portraying a Special Need Mom in the new TV show called “Speechless”, in which she is a take-charge mom to a teenage son with Cerebral Palsy. Minnie is now mimicking my life. First as a mother of a stillborn baby, now as a mother of a child with special needs. I watched the show with NickyRead More →

I know for many, the death of a child, an infant, the loss of a pregnancy is unthinkable. Unfortunately for many, it is a reality. After I lost my first baby, Alex, at full term, I was shocked to find out how many women suffered such loss-the latest estimates state there are at least 100 stillborn babies in the United Stated every single day. Yet, it’s a loss that nobody talks about. Here’s an excerpt from my book “Losing Alex” (available at Amazon) where I explain how hard it was for me to find any book that talked about this kind of loss: “This was 1995; the internet was not what it is today. ‘Online’ shopping was still something that would not take off for several years. If I wanted to find a specific book, I had to search the yellow pages for book stores, thrift stores, used stores andRead More →