If you've been following along in my (almost!) one year journey of blogging, I've had a pretty transformational year. Two miscarriages and a whole bucketload of self reflection and healing has led me to admit something that I never thought I'd say: I'm ridiculously, ridiculously happy. I've become THAT person: the one who is always… Continue reading I’ve Become THAT Person
The time has come for us to lay down the Weapons of Body Destruction and throw up our arms in Victory. You know what I mean, right? The weapons. Of body destruction. The scale is the biggest one. The diet books are another. The "get slim quick" pill. The wraps. The cellulite blasting lasers. Basically… Continue reading Fall in Love with Your Body: Release the Guilt and Eat the Damn Chips!
It was those seven words that hit me in the chest like the descent from the tallest roller coaster. My stomach dropped, my heart sped up and quite frankly, my mind was blown. My daughter meant it about the tire swing she was on but I heard a completely different statement. I was going too… Continue reading Mommy, Slow Down, You’re Going Too Fast
I have anxiety and mild depression. Just reading that sentence brings tears to my eyes. Why? Because I am filled with shame. I know shame well; we've become close these last few years. When I started experiencing bizarre and unexplainable symptoms that made me feel like I was dying, my lungs were collapsing and/or my… Continue reading The Shame That Tags Along With Anxiety
My birthday was last Friday and maybe it was the previous night's scotches or the five hours of sleep I was running on or perhaps the imminent arrival of my period but I woke up as a weepy, morose 32-year-old. Why? Most women have their worst birthdays on the ones that end with a zero.… Continue reading Why I Cried Turning 32
Before I had my daughter, I was the life of the party. I was loud, rather obnoxious, always ready for a laugh and always game for a good time. I loved impromptu road trips, nights of beers and glow-in-the-dark bowling, pre-drinking parties at my house, girl's nights, guys' nights, ALL the nights. If it sounded… Continue reading Being a Mom is Lonely
I'm a HUGE reader. I've been a ridiculous reader since I was child. I remember walking around at recess with my nose in a book, not watching where I was going, lost in other worlds. Reading is like watching a movie inside my mind, only better because I'm the casting director and set designer. I… Continue reading 10 Books That Changed My Life
So I've recently reconnected with a woman I lost touch with a few years ago. I can't understand how it happened either. She's smart, open-minded, easy to talk to, funny, and interested in a lot of things which makes talking with her fun, inspiring and thought provoking. I really enjoyed her company but somehow, we… Continue reading Meet My New Best Friend!
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
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