Missing Pieces

This is part 2 of the October Pregnant and Infant Loss Series – please read Part 1 HERE if you haven’t already.  ********************** All I wanted to do when I got home was sleep. I blamed it on the leftover anesthesia still flowing through my body but truthfully, I was just trying to escape the

Life Created and Lost

This post is part one of an October pregnancy loss series. “We can’t find the heartbeats, but that’s not uncommon. We’ll do an ultrasound and get them that way. Plus the first look at your babies.” I was just excited as the doctor when she offered me a first look at the two sweet babies

My Son Calls Someone Else Mom…and I love it!

My son’s father and I divorced when he was 1.  He got his step mom when he was 2.  He started calling her mom when he was 3.  People used to ask me how I could stand for my child calling another woman mom. Actually, some still do.  When we got a divorce, I knew

Melting Piles – How to Tackle Your To Do List

I live in Michigan, right along the shore of Lake Michigan. We are quite accustomed to winters when streets, sidewalks, and every possible open space become filled with inches, or feet, of snow. After every snowy winter storm we do what we can to live and work around this pristine annoyance: we shovel, push, and

The Best books to read in Quarantine – according to me.

The Best books to read in quarantine – according to me. I’d like to say there’s some science behind this to prove how correct I am, but there isn’t. I just love books. So, I guess the best books to read in quarantine may be a stretch, since they’re all a matter of opinion, but I’m

Mirror Mantras

Update Feb 10, 2020: a lot of people are asking me about positive thoughts and mirror work. Here’s a piece dear to my heart! — I live with anxiety and depression. I used to hate thinking or saying that out loud. Its not like its something that I’m proud of, but its part of me.