Grateful & Grieving

Pregnancy after loss is such a whirlwind of emotions. One minute I am full of positive thoughts and excitement for this next chapter of our lives, and the next minute I am crippled with fear and anxiety. I finally bought some clothes for these sweet girls. I was so hesitant because I didn't want to... Continue Reading →

Broken & Beautiful

Music has always been a huge part of my life. I don't have a good voice like other people in my family, but many memories I have from my childhood involve music in some way. There is something so gratifying about discovering a song and it fully resonating with you. Almost like it's speaking to... Continue Reading →

A Broken Culture

"Grief is not a problem to be solved; it's an experience to be carried."Megan Devine This book was recommended to me recently by a friend who continues to endure the loss of two sweet babies. I am only through page 24, and I've already come to two conclusions: 1. This is the best grief book... Continue Reading →

Social Distancing through Grief

For anyone who has lost someone they love knows that grief and death are extremely lonely. The current state of our world right now amid the COVID-19 pandemic, is also very lonely. The reality that your entire world feels like it has immediately stopped is a very dark and grim place to be. This holds... Continue Reading →

#GivingHeartsDay

Why you should #bethelight for so many families and donate to Hopeful Heart Project I consider myself extremely fortunate to know both Kayla & Jen and am an advocate of their mission through Hopeful Heart Project. When Kayla and I first met, I had no idea how instrumental she would be in my life until... Continue Reading →

“What the Heart Wants”

I have a list of shows that I subscribe to... but New Amsterdam is not one of them. So, when several people reached out to me and asked me if I watched the show, or even just watched last week's episode, I felt compelled to look into it. WARNING!!! Stop reading if you have not... Continue Reading →

I AM…

"An affirmation opens the door. It's a beginning point on the path to change." Louise L. Hay Two months ago, I would have NEVER looked into making affirmation beads. I wasn't even sure I understood what the definition for affirmation was. I came across an instagram post about a mindful practice that some other women... Continue Reading →

Day 29: One Stillbirth Quote That I Love

"You were born silent. Perfect and beautiful. Still loved. Still missed. Still remembered. Everyday. Stillborn. But Still Born." I have a few favorite stillbirth quotes but the one above really hits home for me. Everything about the term "Stillborn" makes me cringe. Ellis' death was coined a "stillbirth", but that doesn't take away from the... Continue Reading →

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