Your employer/company should not consider pregnancy loss is as a vacation; any time-off taken for healing is bereavement time.Read More
No one wants to talk about this - neither did I. Now that I am a bereaved mother I want to talk about it as much as possible so that others might learn from my experience. This is my attempt to bring awareness to pregnancy and infant loss in 2019.Read More
I have sowed so much in my 28th year, and I am ready for my harvest. I welcome my 29th year of life, my last in my 20’s with open arms and meet it with more resilience and surrender than I thought capable of.Read More
“I know how you feel! I friend of mine, their sister had a miscarriage.”
Yes, I have been on the receiving end of this statement.
We do not want to make waves even though there is something churning in our gut that says “I do not agree with that” or “I do not understand why”. We do not want to upset “our superior” as we subconsciously view them. We do not want to run the risk of offending them. So we just nod our head in acceptance all while we just tightly secured our seatbelt in the passenger seat of our pregnancy, labor and birth.Read More
I am acknowledging that had my husband and I known better, we could have done better. In fact in the days following our birth I actually told him “I could have done better”.Read More
I came across a piece of paper with the tiny words “do your best”.
In that moment I started crying, and not because of pregnancy hormones. I cried because in all the books I read, in all the research I had done, of all the conversations I had up to that point all had a pointed tone of failure. If you do this you’re a bad mom, if you do that you’re a bad mom. There is was no winning.
At that moment with still a handful of pieces of paper left to go through I already knew this was the winning piece of paper. I asked who the paper belonged to. A sheepish little hand popped up. The tiny hand belonged to a little girl. When I saw it was her hand I was overwhelmed with emotion.Read More
“I just need a break!” She yelled not at anyone in particular, but as a cry out of desperation. She grabbed the keys to the car and left the house while her husband bathed their almost two-year-old right after he got home from work. She headed for the liquor store. It had been a long week of potty training, tantrums, whining, & crying and she needed a drink.Read More
What I am saying is when the focus is on the decor and cupcake flavors and everyone wants to help plan a party, but no one shows up to help with dishes, laundry, and meal prep 3 weeks postpartum our priorities as a society need to be reevaluated.Read More
“Your hCG levels have dropped by half since your last beta test, and there was nothing on your ultrasound. I’m sorry but you’re no longer pregnant. Do you want to schedule a D&C now or call back?”Read More
“I grew up during the Atkins, Weight Watchers, low-fat, fat-free, and diet pill fads. My whole life has been spent so much like other women, unfortunately - hating what I looked like. Even the years that I was a 0, 2, 4 I still remember feeling I was too heavy and needed to lose weight thanks to the magazine covers that told me so…”Read More
My 27th year I fully embodied my name. Noble Strength.Read More
“We are where we are in life today because we not only trusted God by taking MANY leaps of faith, but because we trudged through YEARS of being uncomfortable.“Read More
Informed concent is so incredibly important and you deserve to be knowledgeable before you’re in labor.Read More
You owe it to yourself to be in control of your health, and your life.Read More
Today would have been my estimated due date for our second baby... our baby "Olive".Read More
“My God did not put me through this so I could help others.'“Read More
For Christmas last year I was gifted a citrus tree and an avocado tree.Read More
When I was 12 years old I made the decision to get a breast reduction. I was a 36DD and miserable. I couldn’t run and be as active as I wanted to, and would go to bed at night in excruciating pain. One of the questions I had pre-op was “will I still be able to breastfeed?”Read More
Everyone says “you can’t pour from an empty glass”. I disagree. I poured, and poured, and poured. For almost 2 years I poured everything I had and then some. I can’t say that what I poured was the best I could have, but I still poured.Read More