This is Eli

A blog about Eli. A blog about survival – and by that, I mean life!

Feeding my fam is a huge challenge. Laila is prone to scowl at her dinner plate. Mark’s tastes swing like a pregnant woman’s. Eli brings ‘hangry’ to a whole new level. Me? I’m trying to lost some of the 14 pounds I gained in 2015 (instead of the 20 I said I’d lose-HAHA). Besides all that, …

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Panic strikes as I remember my make-up is in my gym bag at work. There is knock on the door. It is a TV reporter and cameraman. My son is eating cereal in his diaper. The TV reporter and cameraman enter. Eli sees them, throws himself on ground and refuses to wear pants. So began our little dispatch …

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On and off I’ve been hunting for resources that will help us to better prepare financially for Eli’s future. I e-mailedf finance journalists (who ignored me) and searched online without any luck. Looking back, though, it may have been more than a keyword problem. I wasn’t using the search term “special needs” because I didn’t …

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It’s August 5, 2011. I’m sitting in a cafe off of the highway south of San Francisco sipping coffee. The front page I hold — a free copy of the San Mateo County Examiner — carries news of yet another market crash. My husband sits across from me and snaps a picture of me holding …

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