10 years ago, my husband and I went on @theellenshow with our 3 month old daughter who had survived open-heart surgery at birth.

Today, 10 years later, my husband and I are back on The Ellen Show to talk about our kids, dogs and new book!

In 2010, we were new parents with a medically fragile child, scared out of our minds, not knowing what tomorrow would bring us… that first year, we spent a lot of time in ICUs, ERs, Specialists and multiple Doctor’s offices. During that time, @tommyriles and I prayed for NORMAL! We prayed for normal, everyday things that parents went through; sleepless nights, loading the dishwasher properly, potty training, laundry for days, date nights…all the things!

In 2020, we are seasoned parents promoting a book about all the NORMAL things couples and parents bicker over!

Knowing where we were and where we are today has me feeling beyond blessed and grateful! And I don’t take it for granted🙏🙏🙏

Living through hard things like having a medically fragile child or a global pandemic makes you realize that “all the little things” are exactly that…little things so you might as well share a laugh about it knowing we are all going through it too!

Even if that means I have to live with 20+ year old cargo shorts and expired spices☺️

Tune in TODAY to watch Tom, @lifeofdad founder, and I on The Ellen Show! So grateful to Ellen and the whole staff and crew for allowing us this incredible opportunity🙌

Feeling so grateful and blessed💙

MOM vs DAD: The Not-So-Serious Guide to the Stuff We’re All Fighting About is avail wherever books are sold!

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