A common, and societal misconception tends to be that discussing grief and trauma = victimizing yourself. It can get so overwhelming to take stock of my traumas, to feel the weight of those experiences, and to carry them alone. And … Continue Reading Grieving is not synonymous with victim-hood.
In a little more than 30 days I’ll lose the ability to have children ever again. I haven’t talked about … Continue Reading Hysterectomy Day Looms
To other mamas with a stocking hanging from the mantle, that won’t be emptied by tiny hands tomorrow. I see you. As we usher in this holiday without our babies, some of us who’ve done this before, and some for … Continue Reading Merry Griefmas
I traced his entire face. Felt the bridge of his nose under my finger tips, the silk of his eyebrows, … Continue Reading Silence
Imagine for even 5 seconds what it would be like to face your child’s birthdays without them. Literally, without them. … Continue Reading Forgotten
7 months will never have been enough. I hate that we celebrate your birthdays without you. I hate that death … Continue Reading A Golden Birthday
Your 4th birthday is in 7 days and I wonder who you’d be. Would you have your brothers sensitive nature? Would you have your sisters wildness? Would your eyes still seem to contain the depths of all space and time? … Continue Reading Will I Run Out of Words?
The photos taken during end of life sessions, during the decision making, during the goodbyes, during the memorials, during the moments of stillness, emptiness, and tears filled with eternal ache, are so, so important. When those photos are shared by … Continue Reading End of Life Photography is Sacred
I want you to know, that when celebrities lose a child, they have real human emotions. They grieve just as … Continue Reading On Chrissy Teigen’s Loss
I have a confession to make. Lately, through the muck of struggle in being a mother of 3, a new and probably largely unqualified homeschool teacher, a work from home-r, and a mediocre “influencer”, the deep rooted and creeping feelings … Continue Reading Comparison may be the thief of joy, but it’s still normal.
It’s been 2 months since Phoenix’s surgery, and she’s made incredible improvement! She finally has an appetite, which has allowed … Continue Reading Phoenix: 2 Months Post-op
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
The first man I ever loved. The man who fixed my hair when I decided to cut bangs while mom … Continue Reading Dad
Recently I had someone use my exact words as her own. While I appreciate that something I wrote had resonated … Continue Reading Words Are Our Magic
Every room of our home has a dragonfly or elephant in it. Most of you know why the dragonflies. But If you’ve wondered why elephants, here it is. Posted by one of the girls in the handmade community (originally by … Continue Reading Elephants
When I started building my own brand nearly 4 years ago I had no idea how involved I would get in the handmade world. I didn’t know that some of my dearest friendships would come from this community of brand … Continue Reading Handmade