The bereaved spend so much time being shushed and made to feel like we cannot share because it’s too sad, too uncomfortable, too inappropriate. We are quieted by people, with solutions, the want to gloss over with positivity, the need to correct, to answer. Even with “good intentions”, certain things just hurt. When we are [...]
I’m not the Instagram mom who is cutting fun shapes out of vegetables, banning all junk, and making sure they get every essential vitamin out of each food pyramid item. My kids eat what they like, when they’d like, with the occasional new introduction. If they don’t like something I don’t force them to sit [...]
I have a confession. I don’t spend a lot of time on “me”. Self care isn’t my strong suit. I don’t have my nails done, I think I wax my brows once a month if I remember to, I might shave my legs once a week if I get more than 5 minutes to shower. [...]
On the day Sloan was cremated, I sat in my parents backyard and created a video containing all of our favorite photos of his life. It was viewed nearly 100k times. The original public Facebook posting of the video is HERE.
18 weeks with baby girl 🖤 Today is rough. I’m not sure what’s worse. The day before the anniversary of his death- or the day of. See, the day before is filled with anticipation. Anticipating tomorrows triggers, tears, grief attacks, longing, ache. It’s filled with remembering that on the evening of this day 2 years [...]