All around the country today, there will be candles lit for babies lost. I became a part of this community in 2013. It's a community of compassion and welcome, though no member wishes anyone had to join it. Recently, I was sitting in the OB waiting room, waiting for an annual check up appointment. I… Continue reading Pregnancy and Infant Loss Rememberance Day
Okay, so how could I not play with the name of this series on Netflix? I don't watch a lot of TV, but this show hooked me. I wanted something slightly educational, as well as something I can watch while I fold clothes. Rotten is a documentary series on Netflix that checked both of those… Continue reading A Rotten Netflix Show
I remember a song that we sang in Bible School, "Oh be careful little eyes what you see....For the Father up above is looking down below." We didn't sing it often, but it was enough to give me spiritual paranoia. God is watching. All. The. Time. When I know I'm being watched, the walls go… Continue reading Watched Vs Seen
For those of you who may not recognize the acronym, TBR stands for To Be Read. It means the list of books you plan to read in a given time period, usually a month but it could be a year or even a season. I haven't really done a TBR in a while on this… Continue reading TBR lists and why I’m taking a break.
I wanted to write an update on my anxiety, but I've kind of been in the thick of an anxiety storm. And when I'm in a storm like this, it's harder to really articulate what I'm trying to say. Every time I try to put pen to paper (or in my case fingers to keyboard),… Continue reading Anxiety Update
I think most of us are familiar with the Proverbs 31 woman, that quite unattainable checklist of things every woman has to live up to. Early to rise, works late into the night, successful, wise, put together, children and husband love her, the community honors her. I mean, we probably add a few more descriptors… Continue reading An Ecclesiastes Woman
Most of my life, I've tried to set up time-based schedules to live by. It's how our world really works, by the hours and minutes of a clock. But it never seemed to work well for my own life. I would fill up every hour with some activity. I would even include rest time or… Continue reading Seasonal Rhythms
I spent the summer of my freshman year of high school taking care of my great grandmother who had dementia. We didn't live near each other growing up, so by the time I was taking care of her, she really didn't know who I was. Still, she was sweet, loved to take walks and sing… Continue reading Walk For The Cure
Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this sequel to City of Bones. It's a middle-grade book written by Victoria Schwab, my favorite author. While I don't normally read middle-grade, I know I've liked everything written by her, so I will probably read anything written by her (I… Continue reading Tunnel of Bones: A Review
I did a series on my blog called Continuing the Conversation about Pregnancy and Infant Loss. As I would research articles online about recent conversations on this topic, I started noticing a trend. A lot of these posts online would start out with "We don't talk about (miscarriage, infertility, etc) very much." Even though 1… Continue reading Why Is This Still Happening?