Putting Us First

Putting Us First

“80% of marriages end in divorce after the loss of a child.”  That is the statistic Michael and I heard just a few weeks after Charlie died, from a bereaved couple who also lost a child. The number has stuck with me ever since. That statistic sent me on a mission, a...
Night Night

Night Night

We want our babies to be comfortable, feel secure, be warm, and cozy. That’s why as soon as we give birth, our little ones are swaddled tight and placed against our chest. That immediate connection is the start of our relationship with our children in the outside...
Our Daughter is Watching Us

Our Daughter is Watching Us

Ellie, our super sassy, spunky 5-year-old has come into her own personality these last few months. Her awareness of the world, herself, and Michael and I are both impressive and scary.  A few weeks ago while sitting at the kitchen table, Michael noted how grown Ellie...
Deep Breaths and a Bottle of Wine

Deep Breaths and a Bottle of Wine

Last week after finishing my coveted therapist appointment, I reached my car and took a deep breath.  The drive to and from therapy has become the one and only place I can be alone. As an introvert at heart with two small children, this new normal of COVID life has...
Black Lives Must Matter

Black Lives Must Matter

We’re in the midst of some fairly tumultuous times in our country. In the middle of a pandemic and a pretty severe economic crisis, but our nation is also having tough yet important conversations about race equity and Black lives.  In the past several months, we’ve...