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
Today is National Grief Awareness Day. Grief is not a single day. It is every day. For the grieving, it … Continue Reading Grief is Every Day
This photo deserves recognition. The dark circles under my eyes, the bare face, and the still wet hair from the … Continue Reading She Won’t Always Be This Little
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 Phoenix: 3 Weeks Post-op
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 Phoenix: 2 Weeks Post-op
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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 Phoenix: Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy for Severe Apnea
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