If you find yourself feeling a little blue leading up to Mother's Day, know you are not alone. Celebrating Mother's Day as a motherless mother is hard. I lost my mother to pancreatic cancer in October of 2013. Each...
We have always been incredibly honest with our son. It’s a policy that has stood strong against the test of time and has made our connection stronger. Sometimes, it is conversations about things like doctor’s visits and medication and...
When my aunt was in hospice care, my husband and I decided to start preparing our four-year-old for her death and funeral.  My daughter knew my aunt well and I expected her to have a lot of questions. I started...
I wouldn't say I had a traumatic childhood, but I don't remember much that was positive either. My parents were dysfunctional. Alcoholics to be blunt. They got divorced when I was a teenager. We were expecting it, so it wasn't much...
Some time ago, I wrote a microblog reflecting my unapologetic stance on choosing my own and my family's own needs above the approval of others. In the season of “New Year, New Me” I feel the subject should be...
My miscarriage is probably no different from yours... My baby was here, growing, making plans, and then - just like that, my baby was gone.  That morning, I went into the ultrasound appointment excited to see a heartbeat. I walked...
This is probably an unpopular opinion, but I am fed up with all of the articles and social media posts telling people to stop asking certain questions or saying certain things. I feel like moms have become an overly...
As soon as I found out I was expecting my first child four years ago, my husband and I sat down and discussed what we would do about childcare. We live several states away from our parents, so family...
To many, the holidays are the most magical, special part of the year. Countdowns for the next holiday season begin as soon as the previous one ends. Decorations go out months ahead of time and holiday plans are made....