An Open Letter to My Sister Who Just Had A Miscarriage

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Dear Big Sister,

Today you found out the worst news.

You went to your ultrasound appointment hoping you would see a tiny heart beating and instead they told you that the pregnancy that we were all so excited about isn’t viable. And it hasn’t been viable for a long time. Continue reading “An Open Letter to My Sister Who Just Had A Miscarriage”

An Open Letter to My Sister About Miscarriage

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Dear Big Sister,

Today you found out the worst news.

You went to your ultrasound appointment hoping you would see a tiny heart beating and instead they told you that the pregnancy that we were all so excited about isn’t viable. And it hasn’t been viable for a long time. Continue reading “An Open Letter to My Sister About Miscarriage”

Thoughts on a Miscarriage (A Guest Post Written by My Sister)

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I have been trying to think of how to explain what I feel, how empty I am. It took a long while and then one day, lying awake, it came to me.

I want you to imagine how much time you spend each day thinking about your child. I want all parents to consider how many times throughout the day they are focused completely on their children. I want you all to think about how much you love them. I want you to imagine how much space they occupy in your mind and in your heart. Continue reading “Thoughts on a Miscarriage (A Guest Post Written by My Sister)”

Thoughts on a Miscarriage

–This is a Guest Post Written by My Sister–

I have been trying to think of how to explain what I feel, how empty I am. It took a long while and then one day, lying awake, it came to me.

I want you to imagine how much time you spend each day thinking about your child. I want all parents to consider how many times throughout the day they are focused completely on their children. I want you all to think about how much you love them. I want you to imagine how much space they occupy in your mind and in your heart. Continue reading “Thoughts on a Miscarriage”

“It’s been a great year! Thanks for being part of it!”

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I’m sure you’ve notice those year-end photo montages going around on Facebook this past week.

You know, the ones that generically start with, “It’s been a great year! Thanks for being part of it.” And end with the optimistic, “See you next year!” Continue reading ““It’s been a great year! Thanks for being part of it!””

26 Truly Awesome Things About Parenting

Truly Awesome Things About ParentingI’m writing this post in response to a list I read yesterday called 26 Parenting Tasks that Truly Suck. I love poking fun at my own life, so I started reading it but soon realized that this author was not just mentioning a few annoying things; she was really complaining about everything that we have to do as parents. I believe that parenting is comprised of those little tasks like changing diapers and chopping food into tiny pieces. Continue reading “26 Truly Awesome Things About Parenting”

Real Advice for Mothers Expecting a Second Child (Guest Post, Part 1)

A few weeks ago, I reached out to my community of amazing women and asked for some advice on becoming a mother of two children.

I asked only one question: “What do you wish someone had told you about having a second baby?” I was blown away by the responses I received. Women from across the country, with children of all ages, opened up and spoke honestly about their experiences of being a mother to multiple children. Continue reading “Real Advice for Mothers Expecting a Second Child (Guest Post, Part 1)”