• My missed miscarriage: pregnancy loss, hemorrhage, and grief

    November 8, 2019 by

    Oct. 16, 2019 Today marks nine days since my husband and I found out I was miscarrying our second baby. And a week since the night we feared I would die as a result.  I suppose our story “starts” on a Monday. It was Oct. 7, and it was raining. My two-year-old and I had… Read more

  • Quitting my 9-5 to be a work-from-home mom: Part 1

    May 8, 2019 by

    I quit my 9-5 after my daughter was born. Here’s why. Disclaimer: This is my story, based on my motherhood journey—no one else’s. I recognize that not every mom wants to quit her job, and many simply don’t have the option. I honor it as a privilege every single day, and fully understand that many… Read more

  • Why I’ll never let another birthday pass by uncelebrated

    January 25, 2019 by

    Today is my birthday. And unlike birthdays in the past, I’m choosing to make a big deal of it. Hear me out. I’ve historically been the type of person who takes pride in maintaining a “low maintenance” personality. I’ve never craved the limelight and have always felt uncomfortable with a lot of attention. And if… Read more

  • DIY Thrifted Sleigh Makeover

    December 15, 2018 by

    Much to my husband’s chagrin, I’m one of those people who got the frugal gene. Okay. To be clearer, I’m cheap. I hardly ever buy clothes for myself. And if I do, it’s from an online sale or it’s post-season and retail stores are having a huge clearance event. Coupled with my tendency to be… Read more

  • Here goes nothing!

    August 5, 2018 by

    I’ve been thinking about starting this blog for so long that now that I’m finally doing it, I sit here staring blankly at the page. So many hopes. So many wishes. So many feelings to unload. So many moments to share. Where do I begin? If you’ve stumbled across this page and have decided to… Read more

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