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The Loneliness of Miscarriage

It’s been four years since the miscarriage of our daughter Serenity. Her birthday, on March 21st, was especially hard this year. Violet came into our lives so soon after we lost Serenity, thankfully, and my awe and wonder of her was a little bandaid over the gaping wound in my heart. I thought I was […]

I am Under No Obligation to Make Sense to You

“I am under no obligation to make sense to people.” Brooke Hampton.” A friend of mine posted this on Facebook today and it felt like I was finally given permission to blog…again. REASONS WHY I STOPPED BLOGGING: Kids and shit. I don’t feel right making my kids lives public anymore. It hit me one day […]

Preggo Update

I feel like I am in the home stretch!!  30 weeks pregnant now and if she comes early like Isaac, then I only have about 9 weeks left.  Let’s hope she is like her brother, I am kind of counting on it. Pregnancy brain is in full force.  In face, since I’ve turned 30 weeks […]

It’s Been a Year

Exactly a year ago today we were told that our little girl’s heart had stopped beating.  A whole year. I remember that day so clearly and how I had wished I could skip ahead to where time had gone by and I the pain wasn’t so sharp and painful.  Where I felt like I could […]

There’s A Baby In My Belly

It’s almost been a year since we lost our little girl Serenity, time has flown by so fast.  It’s hard to believe it’s been so long already.  At that time all I wanted was another baby inside of me as fast as I could possibly get one.  Of course it never works out the way […]

You Might Be A Jackass If…….

This is a public service announcement.  Like always, I’m here to help.  Sometimes I wonder if people who make jackass moves are just actually nice people who don’t know any better.  Unfortunately, in passing, all we see is that one jackass move and that nice, kind, person is engrained in our minds as a jackass.  […]

Getting Stronger

Ever since I lost Serenity I’ve been on this health journey.  I just knew I couldn’t go back to my old lifestyle with this much pain inside me.  I would go insane.  I began working out, walking, running, swimming…pretty much whatever I felt like.  It really helped.  The more pain I feel inside, the more […]

Mother F*cking Homemaking: An Homage to JJ Keith

Whenever I look at Pinterest, it’s like I’m looking at this alien world. I had no idea there were people out there who spent so much time making their children’s sandwiches look like Disney characters (then I wonder how it looks when it gets to school….scrambled Disney characters?). Is that like…an every day thing? It’s […]

What’s So Hard About A Seat Belt?

In the United States, car accidents represent the highest cause of death for children above the age of 3 and are responsible for over 140,000 children’s visits to the emergency room each year. – medical news today American Journal of Preventive Medicine has revealed that only a small percentage of children in the U.S. are […]

FYI (if you’re a teenage girl) – A Response

I’m seeing this post tossed around Facebook for the past two days.  A lot of people are giving it the thumbs up and it would be cool if you’d first read it and then come back to hear what I have to say.  If you’ve already read “FYI (If You’re a Teenage Girl)” by Kimberly […]

Back to School Blues

What just happened?  I blinked and the summer break ended. We drove to school today in what I can only describe as a torrential downpour, I told the children that the Earth was crying because they didn’t have all the time in the world to play outside anymore and it’ll miss them while they’re in […]

I Have a Daughter

Another sick twist in the continuing saga of our sad story of loss.  All this time spent mourning a little boy named Jonah.  Mourning the loss of this little boy who I knew would have tried with all his might to keep up with his big brothers.  Enjoying having my three boys.  I feel like […]

That new Car Smell

IT’S FRIDAY!!!  This particular Friday is important because it means we are going on a family vacation tomorrow!  I’m supposed to be cleaning my house and packing and all that stuff.  I love to procrastinate and I saw someone make their own version of an ItWorks tummy wrap and I looked up the ingredients and […]

Now We Know

I promised I would let everyone know once I heard back from pathology regarding the death of my sweet little Jonah.  I finally got the call today and I’m not sure how I feel.  I don’t think any answer would feel right or better than a different answer.  I don’t think one cause of death […]

Embracing The Car Payment

Being a grown up is hard. When Brent and I first got married, I drove a 1980 Volkswagen Rabbit.  I loved that car but it wasn’t very practical.  It had a leak in the back and possibly extremely toxic and hazardous mushrooms grew on the floor in the back seat.  One day Brent and I […]

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