6 things you absolutely need when you parent a child after loss

Pregnancy after loss was a mind game. But I thought once she was out, once she was pink and breathing, once my body had successfully sustained her life right into my arms, then I would be able to finally exhale. That was true for all of about 20 minutes.  And then came the realization that

To the Double-Digit Mom Buying Fruits, Veggies and Lean Protein

To the double-digit mom buying fruits, veggies and lean protein, We met the other day. You saw one of my friends buying donuts ... I'd like to say that was me, but my baby has many food sensitivities and so while nursing, I have to eat like a crazy person. But if it wasn't for

Pregnancy Loss: Just a bump in the road?

Pregnancy Loss: Is it just a bump in the road of life? Or is it something more? Here's what I learned about pregnancy loss after experiencing it for the first time.

To the mama who is waiting

I have spent a fair amount of time waiting over the last several years. Waiting for a foster license. For a foster baby. For a court date. For an adoption. For the time to say hello. For the time to say good-bye. For a chance to say hello again. Waiting for a diagnosis. For a

There’s just something about a mother’s eyes

"The chicken needs a bit more salt," I advised as I handed over the brown paper sack stuffed with the makings of a taco dinner. She took the bag, this perfect stranger, and looked back at me with her crystal-clear Lake Louise eyes. "The procedure worked," she sob-spoke back to me. And I saw it