December is International Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Awareness month and the 7th is World Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Awareness Day. Never heard of Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)? Neither had I until about five years ago. TTTS is...
What does it mean to lose your baby? What happens to me when I lose my baby? So many things. It means my world changes, it means my heart is broken and missing and gone. Two friends explore what their experiences...
It all started as a compromise. I’ve wanted a dog for years, my spouse does not want one until our kids are a bit older, so we met in the middle with an agreement to do animal foster care....
Not too long ago our seemingly healthy pregnancy came to a surprising and terribly sad end somewhere near our second trimester. Now, before you worry about feeling too many sad feelings as you read this, my message isn't one of...
There are so many "shoulds" flying around these days, especially in motherhood: You really should breastfeed. You should give up on nursing and just go to formula. You should have baby in your own room. Babies should sleep in their own space, and you'll...
Oh, 2016. So many of us are ready to see you go. While there are always good things {and I truly believe that: that within the hard stuff, there are always good things} 2016 rocked my world. I had...
I am strong, but I am so tired. Maybe you are too. Maybe you're a mama of lost babies that’s as tired and heavy of heart as I am. Not even a week ago, we lost our third baby in the...
  OFFICE MEMO: She's tired, bearing scars, much looser than days before. It's time. I know it, she knows it but for me it's harder to come to terms. I'm talking about my cervix. Referring to it as a "she" because...
1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. Each year in the United States, there are about 3,500 Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID). These deaths occur among infants less than 1 year old and have no immediately obvious cause. Sometimes, in the midst of...
I have one child. It’s not by choice. I would have had more if my eggs had cooperated. Other moms have one child because, well, they chose to have one child. Whether by our own personal choice or biology’s...
Rainbow Babies. If you haven’t heard the term, it’s one sometimes used to describe a baby that is born after a family has lost one too soon, just as a rainbow follows a storm.  I’m actually not a big...
For the past two years I’ve been in the fight of my life. I faced an opponent bigger and stronger than me who had no regard for my emotions or well-being. Who didn’t care why I was in the...
As I sat down to type this post, I realized that I needed to go and have a good cry before I could get through it. You see, I'm about as positive as they come. I have an "it'll all...
Eli & Webber. Those are my baby boys' names. They each (separately) arrived too early. 20 weeks early in fact. If my body could have held on a little longer they might be here with us today at 7...

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When my daughter was 4 and in school (the Before Times, guys. You know what I mean, before we had a global pandemic shut...