Three years ago this week, Sloan’s ashes came home to us. We had asked my parents to go to the funeral home and retrieve them for us, as neither of us were able to take the task on emotionally. I … Continue Reading The Day He Came Home
I almost lost the love of my life this week. No, really. I know it’s like “Okay is this chick … Continue Reading Justin & Anaphylaxis
It’s now three weeks post op, and Phoenix Iris is a different little girl. She’s sleeping through the night, waking … Continue Reading Leaps & Bounds
5 years ago we said I do, though we’ve been together nearly a decade now. Maybe it’s silly to write … Continue Reading 5 Years Married
My sons ashes aren’t in an urn. He sits on my dresser, inside the bag with a charred metal tag, … Continue Reading A Plastic Box
We are 13 days post op and we seem to have FINALLY turned the corner in recovery. It was a … Continue Reading Relief
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Well, she did it! If you were following my Instagram stories the past few days, you saw that Phoenix had … Continue Reading Surgery
July is Bereaved Parents month.When you first lose your child, everyone is profoundly impacted by your tragedy. Everyone mourns your … Continue Reading Bereaved Parents Month
3 years. 1,096 days. That’s how long it’s been since my arms last felt the weight of your body. Since … Continue Reading Sloan’s 3rd Annual Memorial
On your last night, I bathed you. You had two favorite places, my arms, and water. Bath time was sheer … Continue Reading Bath Time & Bereavement
My goal was to evoke a retro, bohemian vibe in Valories room. I knew I wanted warm neutral tones, but … Continue Reading Nursery Reveal
A week from today, will be 3 entire years since Sloan left his earthly body. When he died, the subject of child loss and bereavement was still very little discussed. Watching grief and the experiences of bereaved parents begin to … Continue Reading Approaching 3 Years
Phoenix had her sleep study two weeks ago. Justin took her since she tends to do better with settling down … Continue Reading Finally, a Diagnosis!
ToddleKind creates the “Prettier Playmat”. These soft, cushioned mats come in beautiful colors and patterns, creating the look of a … Continue Reading Brand Favorite: ToddleKind
Every June, I get a little trapped in my grief. June was the last full month of Sloan’s life. I … Continue Reading June