ash beckham, closets, truth. honesty, being yoru authentic self

Coming Out of the Closet & Having a Hard Conversation

I watched this TedX video of Ash Beckham and she reminded me that hard is hard and we truly all do have our closets that we […]
pregnancy, loss, miscarriage, how to know when you're done

How do You KNOW When You are Done Having Babies?

We are on baby watch 2014. My brother-in-law and his wife are in the hospital, as I type, being induced with their first child. I am […]
los, grief, national pregnancy and infant loss remembrance day

Living in the Purgatory of Loss

It’s been a crazy emotionally draining few weeks. The kind  that makes you take stock in who you are, where you are and what your life […]
mother and child, sick child, waiting

The Hardest Part is the Waiting

When I was pregnant with Bella, I constantly listened to Celine Dion’s album Miracle. Honestly, it was my first pregnancy and I was so in love […]

What to Do When the Unthinkable Happens to Your Child

You know it’s bad enough that we live in a world where I have to feel trepidatious every time I drop my kids off at school […]
OxiClean, laundry

We’re All Allowed to Go a Little Bat Shit Crazy Occasionally

The world is freaking out because the U.S. government has shutdown. But haven’t we known for some time that our government has become a petulant child […]
teens, sex, first love, helicopter mom

Would You Allow your Teen to Have Sex in Your House?

When I was a kid, my biggest fear was growing up and turning into my mom. Not because there was anything “wrong” with her, she was […]
menstruation, co-sleeping, co-toileting, attachment parenting, humor, raising girls

That One Time I Went Into “Heat” at Panda Express

Today, I am going to tell you a little story about raising daughters and menstruation. No, it has nothing to do with half-naked selfies but it […]
baby shoes, never worn, loss, grief, miscarriage

For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn

Anyone who has ever read this blog before knows that I don’t write flash fiction. In fact, I write the complete opposite of “flash fiction” I […]