Trach ties

Today I am launching a new blog.  New is really a relative term here.  The blog is Trach ties, a blog totally devoted to life with a trach, but as of yet there is no new content.  If you read this blog or my family blog you will have already read everything on it.  For now it is a massive copy and paste job, but eventually I will write original content specifically for it.  It wont be an every day thing, but hopefully an every week kind of a thing.  As I have had the opportunity to connect with a few other trach moms and mothers with kids of special needs  I have wanted a place to direct them.  I love our family blog, but then you have to shift through the rest of our family stuff.  I love Presserfoot, but this is a sewing blog.  I have resisted putting this blog together for a long time because I simply don't have the time, but the other day I realized that between our family and Presserfoot I did have a lot of content and all I needed to do was bring it together.  I was thrilled when I saw that "trach ties" was available on blogger.  After all, I was a linguistics major and I love a little play on words. If you look closely at our family silhouette you will see that baby Maaike has her trach and trach ties.  And as for the metaphorical trach ties, second only to the joy of having Miss Maaike in our family, the bonds that we have formed with other families with special needs children has been the greatest and most unexpected blessing of this experience.  If you or anyone you know is looking for that kind of a connection I hope you will join us for the ride!


  1. Good for you! My daughter has SVT (a heart condition) and I started a FB group for the same reasons. I needed to find other SVT mommies. I am sure this new blog will be a blessing for others.

  2. Anonymous12.4.11

    I am very excited to read your new blog! (I was a linguistics major too, btw ;) I am so looking forward to learning more about it all!