Breastfeeding, Miscarriage, My Journey to Baby

Knowing when Breastfeeding is over…

In some ways, that is when nursing was comforting, sitting in the big comfy chair with my little one close by all snuggled into me. I can breathe deep and smell her hair. I can stroke her cheek and hear her happily hum. There really is nothing like it. However, there are also the times where she is wanting a sip and pinching my boob while watching tv. Then somehow, a toy gets shoved in my cleavage, and boy does it hurt! It is a double edged sword.

Miscarriage, postpartum depression, small business and social media

Pregnancy tests are just not funny

April Fool's Day is a day of elaborate jokes and pranking. Heck, I have participated in my fair share of fairly epic pranks. However, there is one "joke" that gets pulled year after year, and it is never funny. That "joke" in question is a fake pregnancy announcement. I use "joke" loosely in the above… Continue reading Pregnancy tests are just not funny

Miscarriage

My message to those who struggle after miscarriage

I want to bring villages back. I want mothers to know that it is okay if you are not okay. I want people to know that we do not all feel the same way as someone else in the same situation because we are all different. Most of all, I don't want others to be like me, to be so broken and alone and not know who or where to go to for help.

Miscarriage, My Journey to Baby, Oilfield Family Life

Coming up for Air

As mamas, we beat ourselves up so much about the job we do as parents. We let society, family members, and the people around us tell us how we are screwing it all up and let us know that we are all just horrible at what we are doing. That is when we need to find our tribe. We need to find those people that are not only honest with themselves, but honest about themselves with others.

Miscarriage, Parenting

I sometimes Imagine

If you have suffered an infant loss or miscarriage. Please know you are not alone. Please know that while it is hard and while some people may not understand or support you, it is okay to grieve. It is okay to feel however you need to feel and for however long you need to feel it. This is not something that is often talked about. In fact, I didn't know how many of my friends had miscarriages until I started talking about mine. That is why I have talked about mine so much. I want people to know that it is okay to grieve for the child you didn't get to know. It is okay to miss that child and wonder what might have been.

Miscarriage, My Journey to Baby

Why I chose to write about my losses

  One question I have been asked is why I talk about my miscarriages or write about them at all. Sometimes it is therapeutic, but mostly it has a lot to do with the fact that people don't talk about it. It's almost like we are supposed to keep quiet about it, pretend it didn't… Continue reading Why I chose to write about my losses