Anxiety/Depression · fertility · life · self-help · Self-Love/Self-Acceptance

You Don’t Have To Respond To This

A friend has freakishly lost her hearing. Another friend is prepping for IVF. Another, her brother’s in jail. One mama is struggling adjusting to two kids in a year of lockdown and isolation. Too many friends mental health is failing. So what can you do about it? I’m a fixer and a helper. Many of… Continue reading You Don’t Have To Respond To This

family · Pregnancy and Motherhood

You’re Her Mother

I don’t post about parenting very often because frankly, I doubt myself constantly. With three kids with three very different personalities, I’m barely holding my head above water most days but something happened the other day that holds a very valuable lesson for us parents.  Last week was Picture Day at school. My oldest was… Continue reading You’re Her Mother

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

fertility

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