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
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
*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!
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
My friends, I know things are strange, different, and confusing right now. I do not have answers, but I have hope and want to spread some joy during this time. So here is my first Carol for this unique season. Hope it puts a smile on your face! Share it with your friends, go sing … Continue reading A Carol For this Season
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!
Dear friend, I am so sorry you are here. I wish I could sit with you in this moment and be a safe place as you ride the storm. Know that I am with you in spirit and you can reach out to me (Contact Me at the top) if you would like to share … Continue reading Beginning Healthy Grief: How Do I Start?
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
In the early days of grief, I felt so overwhelmed by the emotional weight of my loss. I could barely get out of bed and constantly cried. It was the first thing I thought of when I woke up and I fell asleep crying. I was in the very midst of severe depression (please, if … Continue reading Push Pause on Your Grief
*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.* I remember years ago creating such amazing, inspiring, life-altering, empowering, sophisticated, ambitious goals. You know the ones, right? The ones that … Continue reading New Year: New Goals