Dear son, You will forever be my baby. I’ll never forget the feel of your little body as they placed you in my arms after your birth. A single happy tear rolled down my face as I felt the weight...

I Miss Hugs

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I miss hugs.  This pandemic has brought about so many strange and difficult circumstances. But one of the worst things for me is the sheer fact that I can't hug anyone (aside from my husband and kids, of course). If...
There is no argument that 2020 has been, above all things, just weird. Virtual everything, from school to VBS to camps to church. New phrases like “social distancing” “unprecedented”, and new accessories like masks and face shields.   When I heard...
When I found out this summer that I was pregnant with our second child, I couldn’t help but compare the experience to my first pregnancy. I assumed there would be backaches and morning sickness, as well as intense cravings...
Nothing says fall like snuggling up with your family and enjoying homemade baked goodies! The three treats that I’m sharing today are full of gentle spices and cozy textures that are sure to make your tummy smile. Go ahead...

I Am Not OK

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I am not OK. I feel like I am completely and utterly unraveling. And it turns out that’s perfectly normal in these “unprecedented times.”  How are you? It feels rougher right now, doesn’t it? We are not alone. My kids are older, and the...
The Presidential election is upon us.  I decided to vote early this year, and I took my boys with me. Fortunately, we got lucky, and the line wasn't too terribly long. That meant the wait, with two young boys in...
I had every intention of sharing an awesome Halloween cake that bled raspberry filling today. Unfortunately, I created my own episode of a Nailed It and uh...”nailed it.” This cake was so ugly it could not be photographed and...
When a friend loses a baby or pregnancy, it's really hard to know what to do and say. And often, the mother cannot really express what she needs. The first year after pregnancy or infant loss is especially difficult. As...
Halloween has always been one of those holidays that just brings out the inner child in all of us! I mean what is more fun than the idea of dressing up, and pretending to be ANYTHING or ANYONE you...
October is set aside to bring awareness to the roughly 25% of pregnancies that do not reach full-term, with October 15 specifically designated as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. We feel the loss of our babies, whether it’s marked on...
Fall is all around us, and I can't help but smile at the thought.  Summer is by far my favorite season. I mean...two words: the beach! But, I would say that fall is definitely my second favorite season. I love...
Fall is officially here and I know a lot of us have started to think about what Halloween might look like in the middle of a pandemic. I know that some of you will decide to forgo trick-or-treating events...
The peak of the pandemic/all the shut downs happened around mid-March. If you do the math, you may realize that almost nine months have passed. You may also realize that you are being invited to a number of baby...
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What I Learned From the SC Drive Through State Fair

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There is no argument that 2020 has been, above all things, just weird. Virtual everything, from school to VBS to camps to church. New...