It’s late, the room is dark and the hum of the cool air from the vent mixes with the sound of sleeping breaths. She was upset by something tonight, refusing to sleep alone, she needed to be in her mamas arms. Her head rests on the softness of my once flat stomach, now decorated with [...]
I have been asked a lot about how we handled our grief in front of Rowan. I think there is this misconception that bereaved parents need to try and be happy or remain positive for the sake of their surviving children. The truth is, it’s not realistic. I was a wreck, and so was my [...]
I grew up hearing James Taylor songs on my parents stereo, and I’d always latched on to one song in particular, “Fire and Rain”. It has its own meanings for its author, but for me it signifies both the depths of struggle, and the beauty of happiness. Our story is fire and rain. A Phoenix [...]
Three years ago yesterday we announced we were expecting Sloan. A year ago at this time I was 8 months pregnant with our rainbow babe Phoenix. Today, we are announcing another little rainbow miracle. Sweet baby James (middle name, boy or girl) joining us this winter!
Our Sprite @slumberkins arrived today and Rowan is in love. Each Slumberkins creature is created with a different theme to teach little ones social-emotional life skills. Slumberkins all have an accompanying board book that "uses an interactive story time approach infused with therapeutic techniques and skill-building exercises from each of their backgrounds." The snuggly creatures bring [...]
P has been napping in her crib for two weeks. This is huge. Since she was born, I’ve had her in it for photos here and there, I’ve let her play in it to create some familiarity. But until two weeks ago I’d never let her sleep in it. It took me until I was [...]
We gave Rowan this pillow for Christmas, it was a surprise gift sent to us last month. He has slept cradling it every night since. He carries it around the house everywhere he goes. He says goodnight to it and hugs it good morning. He uses it to teach Phoenix who her brother is, spends [...]