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Mother’s Day: My First Without My Mom

I remember walking through the drug store with my eldest kiddo looking for my favorite shampoo when it caught me totally off guard. If I had known, or been prepared about my reaction, maybe I would have avoided the trip altogether, but that’s the thing about emotions..they can be sneaky little jerks. I stopped dead […]

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I Am One in Four

According to the CDC and Mayo Clinic, approximately one in four women experience pregnancy ending loss from miscarriage, ectopic, or stillborn birth. One in Four. I once visited a newly married friend just days after she discovered the loss of her first pregnancy. It was painful. sad, and awkward. I felt awful. Helpless. I had […]

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Chased by Grief

Chased by Grief

It’s behind every corner waiting for me. Some days I am very aware it could jump out and I am guarded with my steps, always ready and on the lookout. On those days I can keep it at bay and function on the surface, but on the days where I am a little extra tired, […]

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Waiting for the Doctor to Call

Waiting for the Doctor to Call

We’ve all had those moments in our health where the news we get just isn’t the best. That little tumble on the ice you want to walk off, it’s a broken bone. That little cough, it’s bronchitis. Your cholesterol came back high, let’s treat it. All fairly benign situations for the most part, right. Temporary […]

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The Day Jakob Came

Every year on my son’s birthday we choose to make it a happy day. We celebrate with a cupcake, buy a cupcake for a stranger and send a balloon up to the sky. Some years we go to the cemetery and Ella-Grace chooses a toy to bring with her to leave on his grave. This […]

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