I need to know that what I'm feeling is normal. That what I'm going through is a part of the process of grieving. Even though I've had two previous angel baby losses, it's easy to forget how you felt in those moments. The first was almost three years ago and my memory of the after… Continue reading Living In The Void
In an earlier post I mentioned that my husband and I had made peace with being childless only to find out we were expecting our daughter a few weeks later. In another more recent post, I mentioned how my husband and I had recently made peace with only having one child. Well, as they say,… Continue reading A Pregnancy Announcement…Of Sorts.
I found out I was pregnant in April 2016, a week before my 31st birthday. My husband had just bought us a new car and it was shaping up to the be the best birthday EVER. I had a trip planned with my sisters to meet in Banff, Alberta, Canada for the May Long weekend… Continue reading Miscarriage #2: From Despair and Darkness to Healing and Hope
Trying to make sense of anxiety is like trying to teach an elephant Spanish. It feels damn near impossible. On top of the feelings of dread and doom, I find I spend a good portion of my episode trying to explain my unexplainable feelings. Because my husband doesn’t fully understand and I am in no… Continue reading Anxiety: My Tools for Coping
I'm incredibly grateful that my blog post about my struggle with infertility and pregnancy loss was seen by my friend who works at CBC Saskatoon and who was, coincidentally, working on an infertility segment. She invited me on to talk about my journey and my blog. If you missed it and have 15 minutes to… Continue reading If You Missed My Radio Interview with CBC, Here It Is!
As I begin to phase out of the small business world of making all natural skin care products, I thought I'd s l o w l y start sharing some of my best recipes. They're too good to retire and while I plan on giving a select few away to my fellow mompreneur in the same… Continue reading Seriously, The BEST Homemade Lip Balm
Is it just me or does it feel like infertility is on the rise? It seems we all know someone or friends of someone struggling to conceive these days, right? I sure do. I have friends who thought as soon as they went off birth control, it would happen. And for some, it did. But… Continue reading Infertility and Pregancy Loss: A Lesson in Life and Hope and Motherhood
Before I delve into this doozy of an assignment I want to share my experience with you and you'll see why this is important for your personal growth. When I started seeing my counselor for my anxiety it surfaced that a lot of it stemmed from a lack of self love (which I knew I… Continue reading Do This ONE THING Everyday For The Next 30 Days To Build Your Self-Love and Confidence
I've been told many times I am strong; a trait I couldn't agree with for a long time. I had and still have not dealt with a serious illness in myself, my family or within my friend circle. I've never gotten that dreaded phone call that I've tragically lost someone I love. I've never held… Continue reading I am Strong
I have a three year old daughter who changes her mind about what foods she likes/dislikes approximately every 56 seconds. One minute she loves olives (or as she calls them Olafs) and the next, she "don't like them mommy!" It's actually quite ridiculous. But she's at an age where she's testing limits, pushing boundaries and… Continue reading Feeding Toddlers: I Will Not Negotiate