Mothers Day is approaching and a day I usually love, I now dread. Pre-miscarriage, I loved the photo's on social media of new moms celebrating first Mothers Days, pregnant folks celebrating their babies-to -come and all of the handmade cards from little ones. I looked forward to Indigo's Mothers Day emails of gift guides for… Continue reading Mothers Day Post Miscarriage + Triggers From Miscarriage Survivors.
I'll start off my saying that a happy list is not the same as a gratitude list. Though I may be grateful for the things that make me happy, it's simpler than that. A happy list doesn't have to have things that you feel obligated to feel thankful for, it's more relaxed than that. It's just things that make you smile, make your heart warm and make you feel like life is worth living.
I'm sure Im not the only one who misses patio date nights, walks on the beach (sans mask) and going to see the newest movies in theatre. Honestly, it's not the activities I miss (okay, maybe I miss them a little)- it's the bond with my partner through the activities. Sharing a dessert while the… Continue reading My Top 3 Stay at Home Date Ideas
Ah reading. It's become one of my favorite things to do. Whether it's in the morning with the windows open and a warm cup of coffee in hand, of in the evening before bed under warm blankets and dim lights. I remember reading as a kid and loving it. The escape each book held, the… Continue reading How Reading Has Helped Me Post Miscarriage + My Top 3 Books of 2021 so Far.
I sit here at 3:58 the day before I plan to launch Undertow. I've spent the last 2 years writing, cutting, illustrating, editing, dreaming. I've had doubts:"Can I do this?" "Will people like it?" And, I've had determination:"I know these words need to be heard." Undertow is so different than Waves. Waves was a ripple… Continue reading It’s Here
1 month since losing you. 1 month of pure terror.1 month of staring depression in the face and choosing to survive.1 month of waking up and remembering you're gone.1 month I wish I could forget.1 month without you. Today marks 1 month since we lost our baby, Mars. In that month, we've experienced every single… Continue reading Miscarriage Q&A
It's been 2 weeks since we lost you. 2 weeks since you've been outside of my body and it still feels surreal. They say grief gets easier with time, and I don't necessarily agree. I think it just gets further away, smaller, harder to see. But when you lose a baby, it's almost like you… Continue reading 5 Things That Helped During Our Miscarriage
Note: this is based off my personal experience, as that is the only one I can speak to. I've had many folks reach out to me with their stories, and they all differ. But one thing I've noticed that occurs across the board is trauma. So, while you read this, remember that miscarriages are traumatic.… Continue reading 5 Things No One Tells You About Miscarriage – My Personal Experience
We flew to Halifax on January 6th, 2021 full of dreams for a better year. I felt it in my bones that 2021 was going to be a year of purpose, of growth, of life, of hope. We had spent the last 2 years going through infertility. For anyone who hasn't experienced infertility- it looks… Continue reading Our Trip to Mars