Welcome to today’s webchat with Fox 5 News! I’ll be online live at myfoxdc.com from 5:30 to 6:30 tonight and then I’ll archive the chat (and link the video clip) over here — post your questions over there if you can, over here if you can’t, and I’ll answer them as best I can!
For those of you I haven’t met before, here’s a quick intro: I am a 34-year-old mother of two beautiful baby boys. The oldest just turned 3, and the little one is 9 months old. They are my life. Before kids, I was a program scientist at NASA Headquarters. I ran several research grant programs, started an Early Career Fellowship and Workshop, and ran selections for the Discovery Program of small ($350-$425M) planetary missions. I loved working for NASA, and, at the time, that was my life. I’m kind of single-minded like that!
Right now, I’m dealing with a new diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory breast cancer, and blogging as I go. I have hundreds of blogging friends who have written about me and my disease on their own web sites, and many of them even sport the cool-looking Team WhyMommy logo that you see on the bar over to the left. I use this site to keep up with them and to let my friends and family know how I’m doing as well. I’m happy to have visitors from all over the world join me here at Toddler Planet — on the days after chemo, when I’m stuck in bed, they’re often the only people I get to see besides my immediate family.
Welcome to Toddler Planet.
This is me and my youngest. I call him Little Bear here on the Internet.