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Kathy Glow
Kathy Glow is wife to one and mother to five boys, four in her home and one in her heart, lost too soon to cancer. She is a feature writer for, and writes about what life is really like after all your dreams come true on her personal blog, Kissing the Frog. She can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Entries by Kathy Glow

Fotos können lügen

(8) Comments | Posted January 2, 2015 | 12:40 PM

Ich bin nicht gerade begeistert, wenn es um das Verschicken unserer Weihnachtskarten geht. So geht es mir seit 2009. Eigentlich sogar schon länger.

Als ich noch Single war, habe ich mich immer vor den Weihnachtskarten gefürchtet. Sobald ich den Umschlag öffnete, wurde ich von einen Babyfoto, entzückend hergerichteten Kleinkindern...

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This Is Pediatric Cancer

(34) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 2:53 PM

Hopefully you know by now that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Maybe you know, but don't want to think about it. Seeing pictures of kids without hair, with hollowed-out eyes, in wheelchairs, or bloated from daily doses of steroids is too much for you to handle. Thank God that's...

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No, He's Not Autistic. Only Yes, He Is.

(23) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 3:00 PM

Autism is something that happens because of vaccinations.

Autistic people are like Rain Man.

Autism is overdiagnosed.

Autism only happens to other people's kids.

Your son can't be autistic. He's so friendly.

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I remember when I first saw those multicolored puzzle piece car magnets. I knew they...

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Bringing Back the Joy in the Holidays

(7) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 10:20 AM

I used to love the Christmas season so much; the beautiful twinkly lights, the gentle and lively carols, finding the perfect gift for someone I loved.

And, of course, the traditions.

But something has changed in me in the past four years. The lights have grown dark and the music...

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And Then You Were in Kindergarten: A Letter to My Son

(29) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 1:53 PM

Dear Lil' C,

You were my fourth baby. My extra, truly wished for, bonus baby. You were so much littler than your three older brothers -- the "triplets" as everyone called them because they were close in age and size.

You were the baby that rounded out our family. You...

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What I Learned About Motherhood After Losing My Son

(20) Comments | Posted May 11, 2013 | 12:16 AM

I have a vivid memory of rocking my son back to sleep in the middle of the night shortly after he was born. It was dark and quiet except for the soft lullaby music that was playing.

I was imagining everything we would do once his twin brother was...

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The Last Four Years

(122) Comments | Posted February 2, 2013 | 10:28 AM

As I was watching President Obama's second Inaugural ceremony last Monday, I was struck by how quickly four years can fly right by.

Four years ago, on January 20, 2009, I was sitting with my son, Joey, who had recently turned 5. He kept asking me who that...

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Pictures Can Lie

(482) Comments | Posted December 22, 2012 | 12:05 AM

I'm so unenthused about sending out holiday cards. I have been since 2009. Actually, it's been a lot longer than that.

When I was single, I would dread getting holiday cards. I would open the envelopes and be greeted by a baby picture, adorably coiffed little toddlers, or...

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