About Second Heart Mom

Hi!  I am mom to "Bean," who was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy and had to get a heart transplant at 4 1/2 months old. My family and I are adjusting to a new "normal" post-transplant. I am also a professor of Communication Studies and Director of Intercollegiate Speech and Debate at CSU Chico. I love living in what is called the "North State" and I can't wait to share all the great experiences this area has to offer with my hubby and Bean!  I keep this blog in the hopes of helping others with things I am struggling with.  Not just my daughter's health, but also our finances, managing my time effectively and doing my best to be a good mom, good wife and good person!