Janine Urbaniak

Janine Urbaniak
San Francisco, California,
April 24
I am a San Francisco Bay Area writer, working on a memoir about the challenges and grace brought on by my son’s diagnosis with a brain tumor. My book is the story of a classic type-A woman, who got tangled up in 21st century myth of perfect mothering, only to be confronted with a foe that forced me to find truth and even joy in places I didn’t want to go.

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MARCH 31, 2012 7:15PM

My Son Survived Brain Cancer (and His Health Insurance)

Mason is my 14 year-old son, who is adorable and funny, and happens to have a very stubborn and large brain tumor.   We discovered the tumor four years ago, and we have been monitoring and treating it with the help of some of the finest doctors around.  Mason/
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Rush is sorry.  He got carried away. He is just tired of women talking about their intimate sexual practices in front of Congress (he would prefer to see the video). I can understand.  All this talk about diaphragms and pills and IUDs -- what’s next testimony on heavy flow and/Read full post »

FEBRUARY 25, 2012 6:36PM

Mouth Shut and Knees Together

I am a Jesus loving mother of three and Rick Santorum is counting on me to keep my mouth shut lest my neighbors know I am one of those radical lefty birth control users.   When I was 25 I came face to face with a man, a lot like/Read full post »