I remember being 13 years old and reading an article in Seventeen Magazine (yep, we all had them...) about endometriosis. It was a short blurb with infographics outlying the common symptoms: painful and heavy periods and migraines, to name...
Sometimes I see a woman in passing and do a double-take because, for a split second, I thought it was her. I turn my head to look again and then snap back to reality. Lately, this does not happen quite...
I am nine months postpartum and nearly one whole year into a pandemic as a new mother to a beautiful baby girl. Of all the things I’ve learned, the most important lesson is that we can and will acclimate in...
There is so much to learn during pregnancy. A wealth of resources exist to educate expectant parents. But where does a new mother turn when figuring out what to expect when expecting during a pandemic? Preparing for pregnancy and delivery...
Before becoming a mom, I spent hours dreaming of my future child. What color hair? How tall? Will he or she have curly hair and freckles like my husband or straight hair and green eyes like me? Will I...
There are always new gadgets coming out to make life easier or better when having a newborn, but there’s also just flat out a lot of stuff! I can’t say I’ve tried everything out there, but I listened intently...
In 2011 and 2016, my husband, Marc, and I adopted our now 9 and 5-year-old sons. We spent ten years and over $30,000 on unsuccessful medical treatments for infertility. After all of this, my husband started to mention the...
Stillbirth has to be one of the hardest things I've ever gone through in my life. There is no heartbeat. One of the worst phrases you can hear in life. It was April 11, 2017. I had been having back pains...

Choosing to Remember

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The house phone rang. I hesitated to answer it.  A voice on the other line introduced herself as my grandmother’s friend I had met a time or two.  “I hope I’m not bothering you.”  So began a conversation that joined us in...
The Miscarriage Club. The club you never want to be a part of, and for your heart’s sake, I pray you aren’t. But for those of us who are members, I need you to know it is built out...

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Guide to Kids Eat Free/Cheap

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I'm sure the question "What are we eating for dinner?" comes up quite frequently at your house as it does in mine. And who...