Randi Olin lives in Connecticut with her husband, her two teens and her mischievous dog Tobey. She is an Editor at Brain, Child Magazine and oversees Brain, Child's blog, Brain, Mother. Her essays have appeared in Brain, Child, Your Teen, NY Metro Parents, Mamalode, Scary Mommy among other publications.
I didn’t learn about my son’s concussion until a day after it had happened, when I saw the middle school phone number on my caller ID. “Daniel’s here,” Nurse Nancy said. “He apparently…hit his head yesterday. He’s not feeling well.” “My head hurts,” Daniel said in a soft whisper. “And this morning it was blurry when I read for too long.” My “mama bear” instincts went into overdrive even after he followed up with, “but I got some Tylenol and it’s starting to feel better.” “When did… >> Read More