How to Talk About Politics, Religion, and other Divisive Topics Constructively

To truly create change, you also need to recognize the vulnerability and humanity being shared with you during these conversations. Personally, I will only discuss politics or religion or any other controversial topic with those who can respect me. So if you are one of the people that has had a tough conversation with me, congratulations! This means that I love you, I care about you, you are worth my time to get uncomfortable with, you are worthy of my humanity and vulnerability. These conversations are an act of love.

How to Add Inspirational Quotes into Your Daily Routine

**As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. If you love the product I posted and decide to purchase it, I will earn a commission for helping you find that product but you will not pay more.** You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.C.S. Lewis Quotes. … Continue reading How to Add Inspirational Quotes into Your Daily Routine

Why I Do Not Use the Word Miscarriage

Miscarriage. I hate this word. Do you know what it means? In medical terms, it is defined as the loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. Please take a moment and say those words to yourself. How did they make you feel? When used in a medical situation, I have found my doctors and nurses … Continue reading Why I Do Not Use the Word Miscarriage

Dear Friends: A Letter of Conviction

My friends, Where do I even begin? How do we put the pieces of the world back together when you find that they never really were together? How do we fix our society when you learn that it has always been broken? How do we begin the healing when so many are hurting deeply on … Continue reading Dear Friends: A Letter of Conviction

Natural Birth (AKA no epidural!): Products to succeed, even with Pitocin!

*This post contains affiliate links. If you decide to purchase one of these products off Amazon from the links below, I will receive a portion of the proceeds, although you will not pay more.*  My friend, congratulations on your upcoming little one! What an exciting adventure you are embarking on! If you are anything like … Continue reading Natural Birth (AKA no epidural!): Products to succeed, even with Pitocin!

Being Present in the Storm

My friends, the storm is real. Life has changed. I see your loss, your pain, your sorrow. And I will not take that away from you. Those feelings are valid. And I am here to listen and not judge. During this season of isolation, sudden change, so many unknowns, you may feel like your very … Continue reading Being Present in the Storm

Natural Birth (even when induced): You CAN do it!

Guys... I did this... I DID THIS!!!! It still seems surreal that this happened but it did... and I would not change a thing! First thing to know, I have given birth 4 times. My first two boys were epidural babies; Halia, my sweet heaven baby at 18 weeks, and Caleb were epidural free. So … Continue reading Natural Birth (even when induced): You CAN do it!

Give Me Permission to Feel

Mama bear rant first! If you don't have kids, bear with me (pun intended!) and I promise it will be worth it! Want to know one of my biggest pet peeves? When people tell kids "shake it off", "quit crying", "stop being angry". First off, I would livid if someone told me that. As an … Continue reading Give Me Permission to Feel