family · Pregnancy and Motherhood · Self-Love/Self-Acceptance

Waving the White Flag

I surrendered. I waved the white flag. My cup wasn’t just empty, it was shattered. All my self care tools in my arsenal were failing: the bubble baths, the yoga, the poolside visits with friends, nothing was helping me feel refreshed and content. There is at least one child who is always on me. I’m… Continue reading Waving the White Flag

family · self-help · Self-Love/Self-Acceptance

Healing Generational Trauma

I’ve been hesitant to share this story, partially because it’s ongoing but mostly because it’s not fully my story to share. But it’s a story of generational trauma and family and unconditional love: things every single one of us can relate to in some way or another. It’s a story that has affected me my… Continue reading Healing Generational Trauma

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A Letter To All The Babies Who’ve Left Us Too Soon*

*originally published here. Dear Baby, We miss you terribly. To even use the word terribly doesn’t do justice to the gaping hole that’s permanently etched into our hearts, our souls, our psyches. We thought it’d scar over and we’d move on in some unnatural way but it hasn’t. We don’t know if it ever will.… Continue reading A Letter To All The Babies Who’ve Left Us Too Soon*

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To the Women Suffering in Silence

To the Women Suffering in Silence, I struggled with infertility for a long time before finally getting (unexpectedly) pregnant and having a successful pregnancy. Since having my daughter, however, I have had four back-to-back miscarriages. I started blogging about my experiences after my second and worst miscarriage. This blog became like a warm country kitchen… Continue reading To the Women Suffering in Silence

self-help · Self-Love/Self-Acceptance

Real Talk: Transforming Tragedy into Love with Ashley Gordon

  When I met Ashley Gordon last summer at a BBQ, I was floored by her beauty and her aura. But once we got talking, I was really blown away by how incredible she was. She told me a story* you wouldn't believe if you hadn't heard it from her mouth. Her boyfriend died in… Continue reading Real Talk: Transforming Tragedy into Love with Ashley Gordon

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Infertility and Pregancy Loss: A Lesson in Life and Hope and Motherhood

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