The (Birth)day Lessons

Today my daughter turns three!  I have to admit, I've been a bit nostalgic. Yesterday I wrote about how pregnancy taught me skills that have served me as a parent. Today I thought I'd write the same about my daughter's birth. Not the BIRTH STORY story. That would take a novel. My daughter's birth was the equivalent of baptism … Continue reading The (Birth)day Lessons

One Year After My Mom’s Passing: Overthinking the Deathversary

I'm just going to throw it out there: deathversaries are hard. There is no avoiding the grief that bubbles up. I knew that marking the first year without my mom would be difficult, so I planned a day with nothing to do other than take care of me. Well, that isn't entirely true. I planned … Continue reading One Year After My Mom’s Passing: Overthinking the Deathversary