The App That Saved My Life

Life in my 30s has become quite stale. I’m the only one left out of my close friends who doesn’t have any children which is by design. If my only other option outside of my dull and tedious existence is to...

Accepting Grace, Forgiving Me

I hit my dog once. I hit the poor, little, Benji-type creature so hard that he actually cowered away from me. It wasn’t that I didn’t love him; I thought he was the sweetest little thing in the world, and he was such a...

Surviving PPD

On August 1, 2015, the second happiest moment of my life occurred: the birth of my second child and beloved son Gabriel. I recall it vividly—the quiet, dimly-lit hospital room, the soothing presence of my doula, my...

The Day Scales Fell From My Eyes

I still recall that moment quite vividly. It was bedtime and I was reading another of their favorite fairy tales as I put them to bed. “The big bad wolf said to the squash vanilla juice…” my voice trailed off into...

Sorry Not Sorry

Although I should know better by now, I cannot help but to feel as if I am doing this thing called life all wrong. It seems as if everyone has an opinion on what it means to be a good woman who is deemed worthy of love...

7 Reasons Why I Must Push Forward

When I was a child, I used to think life would just happen, naturally, the way it was supposed to. I was oblivious of everyone having their own path to travel. I assumed we were all on the same road. Oh sure, you walk...

The Shattered Looking Glass

I am a woman. I am a wife. I am a mother. I have been a size four and I have been a size 24. I have nearly drowned in the depths of despair and depression but I have also tasted the sweetest joy. All of these things...