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Thoughts From a Loss Mom on the NY Abortion Bill

May I offer a perspective on the bill that was just passed in NY. Please note this post may feel triggering to some. As a mom who as lost a baby, I have met many moms who had to make some very hard decisions. Many who have miscarried and then been declined a d&c because… Continue reading Thoughts From a Loss Mom on the NY Abortion Bill

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Sparking Joy

Well, does it? Like everyone else, we are watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix. I am someone who places a lot of sentimental and emotional value to things, so taking a look at each individual thing we own and asking the question, โ€œdoes this spark joy?โ€ makes a lot of sense to me.… Continue reading Sparking Joy

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The Fifth Christmas

It is still crazy to me that we just celebrated our fifth Christmas with Madeline. We began our Christmas Day much like last year. I woke up way before everyone else. I started the coffee, made sure the stockings were all filled and sitting on the sofa, turned on all the Christmas lights, grabbed the… Continue reading The Fifth Christmas

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My Thoughts

I've been (mostly) silently watching your comments and some of them make me sick to my stomach. You want to know why girls/woman don't come forward at the time? You. Men (and women) like you who doubt and deny and blame the girl for what happened to them. Fear and shock can prevent you from… Continue reading My Thoughts

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Life Lesson: Be Kind. Always

The news gives me anxiety. I watch it and I'm always afraid and ashamed by what I see. Violence. Hate. Fear. It's really just too much. I live in middle America. I live in a very diverse suburb of a diverse city in Missouri. My daughter will go to school with children of all races,… Continue reading Life Lesson: Be Kind. Always