Becky Harks

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Band Back Together is a group blog created by Aunt Becky from Mommy Wants Vodka for anyone to share their stories. Following the birth of her daughter with a neural tube defect, she realized how little information was out there. Or information about post-traumatic stress disorder, something that kept her up night after night. A humorish blogger for many years, she wrote her heart out at Mommy Wants Vodka. People she'd never heard from began to send me emails, comments, and opened up about their own struggles. The seed was planted in September 2010 to create a site where anyone can share stories, in a moderated, safe environment. Resource pages have been created with as many topics as she and The Band can conceive (and still ongoing). It is a place we can Band Back Together – to realize we are none of us alone – and to support each other through the ups-and-downs of life.


  • Aunt Becky has helped me through the loss of my best friend, wife and mother of my three beautiful children. It has been a whirlwind, and, I’ve avoided being a complete trainwreck by being able to release my experiences on Band Back Together. The support received on that website has been a tremendous help! Thank you Aunt Becky!

    Dave Conca commented on Aug 19 11 at 2:31 am Reply
  • If I could nominate for sainthood this woman would be on the top of the list! She has taken her own valuable time and created a warm and inviting space for so many survivors. She has given us a place to vent our pain and frustration while getting so much feedback and support from like minded people! Aunty Becky today I start my work on making purple a flavor!

    Crystal commented on Aug 19 11 at 3:21 pm Reply
  • My love for this human runs deep into my body.

    Robin Plemmons commented on Aug 20 11 at 8:05 pm Reply
  • Seeing Becky here – its the right place for her to be.
    She truly makes a difference every day.

    By Word of Mouth Musings commented on Aug 22 11 at 3:41 pm Reply
  • She rocks, plain and simple. Heart of gold.

    Robin @ Farewell, Stranger commented on Aug 22 11 at 11:02 pm Reply
  • There isn’t a better place for this woman to be, she has done (and continues to do) so much, for so many people.

    She has deeply touched me, and a heavy majority of my friends.

    Thanks Aunt Becky!!

    Delana Spears commented on Aug 23 11 at 9:26 pm Reply
  • Aunt Becky for president :)

    Dawn commented on Aug 27 11 at 6:55 pm Reply
  • I haven’t suffered a loss nor needed the support of BBT, but I know this: Becky shares of herself with fearless raw emotion. And that’s inspiring as hell. Her secrets, her struggles, her naked insights are conveyed without any filter or veil. And that honesty is rare as hell. When she wants to, she can shift from raw and vulnerable to raw and raunchy. And then she’s funny as hell.

    Mark commented on Sep 08 11 at 1:08 am Reply
  • I don’t think that it is possible to say in one little comment how much good this woman has done. How many of us have a single-focused hurt? Not damn many of us. I’m a mom who has a son with Down syndrome and a son with a congenital heart defect. Same son. I had to choose which part of him I needed support on before, but Band Back Together changed all that. One place to go no matter what the issue. One place where everyone, whether they are on your exact path or not, is there to be supportive and help you stand when you think you can’t anymore. Aunt Becky made that dream a real place. I *would* vote for her for President. There is no way she wouldn’t succeed at that too, and improve all of our lives in the process. THAT’S WHAT SHE DOES. With glitter.

    KYouell commented on Sep 08 11 at 1:50 am Reply
  • Aunt Becky has made a difference in my life. I’m with the Band, and we’re back together!

    Lizardbabies commented on Sep 08 11 at 3:45 am Reply
  • I can say that I am grateful to have discovered The Band. It was a low, difficult time in my life. The joy and strength I have discovered with the help The Band has offered has changed my life so much. I am forever grateful to Becky!

    Caroline Pollock commented on Sep 08 11 at 2:17 pm Reply
  • Aunt Becky’s got the wit, the drive, the spunk, and the soul to walk her own path and to make us all feel welcome in joining her. In Band Back Together, she invites us to speak from our hearts, and to feel the warmth of this unique and supportive community.

    Aunt Becky, you rock.

    lauren scheuer commented on Sep 14 11 at 5:30 pm Reply
  • Aunt Becky Saves Lives.
    What else do you need to know?
    Give her the prize already.
    Nobody will make better use of it.

    @YaelSaar commented on Sep 21 11 at 3:31 pm Reply
  • Aunt Becky is the Bomb!!

    Dead Cow Girl commented on Sep 24 11 at 10:46 pm Reply

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