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One of my sister-in-law's recently expressed the sister-in-law relationship like this: You’re not related by blood but suddenly you’re in it together to survive the crazy- And that’s what we’ve done together! I've "survived the crazy" with two beautiful sisters-in-laws -...
Bracing for impact - it’s something I do everyday since my ex walked out of my son’s and my life. I do it in the grocery store where I get the sympathetic glance from an older woman as I try...
I'm going to be brutally honest. I hate my life. I hate that I live alone. I hate that I have an ex-husband who argues with me all the time. I hate parenting by myself and I hate that I...
Grief is its own special kind of monster, especially for kids. I'm not a therapist or medical professional, but I am a mom to two kids who've experienced more loss and changes in their young lives than most adults....
As we enter into this Holiday Season we do so with heavy hearts in our family. My sister-in-law is fighting an illness and the recent Doctor's report was not filled with good news. She is a mom to four...
In the hallway of our home hangs a note from my Grandma Ann. Reserved and preserved to celebrate an occasion in my life, it was carefully tucked away along with a handmade gift.  My special little piece of Grandma. Just...
"Mama, it's not fair that I won't ever get to meet Grandma Kate." This comment from my second grader punctures me right in the heart. My mother passed away several years before my children were born, but I can still...
I'm writing in the wee hours of the night, when my family is fast asleep. Can I borrow your ear? Though I should be sleeping, I can't stop thinking.  I've been divorced for three years now, separated from my ex for...

Remembering Loss

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I don’t remember much about the appointment. I was 22 weeks and we weren’t going to find out the gender. I have no memory whatsoever of the ultrasound itself except for a lingering regret that I didn’t ask for...
This month is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. It hits home for me. Once upon a time I would have said the month of October defined me. It was everything I knew about myself. It was all I...

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