Hi! I'm Shalini!
You know the freaking out mom you see on all the packaging? That's me! Five years ago I was an attorney with a husband, two kids & a pretty routine life. Then one day, our world was turned up side down. My youngest child was diagnosed with an incredibly rare disease (1 in a million- why didn't we buy a lottery ticket instead?) and we spent a lot of time at the hospital... I mean a lot. It was depressing, frustrating, scary, draining and by far the hardest thing I've ever dealt with in my life. I realized that while my child's physical health was out of my hands, it was up to me to keep the hospital atmosphere positive for our family. And given that I could barely keep it together myself, how was I supposed to turn this forced "time out" from our lives into a "time in"? Friday nights became "pillow fight night", solar systems were made out of hospital cups and spoons, and tray tables were turned into art centers. I tried my best, but I wish I had more help.