Healing Through Miscarriage

On April 27, 2022 I was ten weeks and four days pregnant when we lost our baby; my first ever pregnancy. The amount of grief and hollowness I experienced was like non-other. Craig and I were so thrilled to be pregnant (and so were our family and close friends!). We conceived with ease and the […]

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2021 Reflections

For people like us, every day is a freakin’ gift.  After a month of being away from home – it took a hot minute to feel grounded and ready to process all of what 2021 brought…(and to set intentions for 2022).  2021 was a year of receiving for me. I received a lot of really […]

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How to be the Best Aunt (even from 1,000 miles away)

In 2019, I moved 1200 miles away from my family leaving behind my brothers, sister-in-laws, and their growing families. It was (and still is) important to me to SHOW up in my nieces/nephews lives and with the distance between us now, I had to get creative. After an amazing trip back home (just celebrated THREE […]

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Motherless on Mother’s Day

For the last six years, I’ve found myself motherless on Mother’s Day and thought I’d write this for YOU in the off chance that you find yourself in the same boat. I’m not quite sure if time heals all things – the jury is still out on that one for me. What I do know […]

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Good Grief

Grief is a funny thing. I don’t think there’s truth in the saying that it ‘goes away with time.’ Instead, I think it never goes away, but we learn how to navigate our emotions like a skillful sailor – adjusting our sails and navigating the rough seas along with the calm. Four years ago I […]

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Whole30: Where Do I Start?

Alright. You’re ready to do your first Whole30, but you have no idea where to start. Good news – I got you! First, the Whole30 website is a wealth of knowledge and you can browse through and download all kinds of information – for free! Here are a few of my favorite links for quick reference: Whole30 […]

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Motivation Station

If you’ve seen me the last week or so and have asked how I’m doing, I’ve undoubtedly answered with, “Do you want the truth?” Then with an unwavering and knowing smile, I’ve told you that I’m doing, “as good as can be expected.” Truth is, I’m having a tough time with motivation. I’m a few […]

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A Birthday Letter to Myself

This week I celebrated my 33rd trip around the sun and spent some time reflecting on how much I’ve changed and grown from the little newborn pictured above. I would be remiss without saying how much gratitude I feel towards my parents for bringing me into this world and for always loving me fiercely and […]

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First Semester of Grad School – What I Really Learned

First semester of grad school is in the books (pun intended) and boy did I learn a lot. Sure, I learned scholarly things, but the biggest take-aways really surprised me: I learned to be kind to myself. I am the biggest cheerleader for others, but when it comes to myself – I realized that I doubt my capabilities […]

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