By Seana Roubinek and Patricia Walters-Fischer My best friend, Seana, got sideswiped last month. After years of anticipating shed get breast cancer (shes got a very strong family history and the BRAC1 mutation), she received an unexpected diagnosis of stage 3 ovarian cancer.
When I found out Id get to interview Academy Award nominated screenwriter and (fabulous) actress Nia Vardalos, I actually let out a girlie squee. This wasn’t just because shed written and starred in two of my favorite movies – My Big Fat Greek Wedding and My Life in Ruins. Mainly, I knew wed get along because of three things: 1. We are both Libras 2. We both love Imagination Movers (and think theyre hot)
When starting on a new adventure, a new path in life, its always good to let someone know where youre going, just in case you need help once you get there. Our families had always been good at that – being there, but this would be different. We were talking about bringing in a child that we werent birthing.
Back in June, I had great plans to start a series of articles about our journey to expand our family.
Lets adopt. Those were two words I never thought Id hear my husband say. When we were engaged, Id told him I wanted six kids and would be willing to adopt to have as many as we could afford. My cousin was adopted, and I couldnt imagine my life without him.
As a mother, health journalist, and former pediatric emergency room nurse, the decision to vaccinate our children was a no brainer.