I remember running in the Charlotte Breast Cancer Awareness/Fundraiser 5k when I was 24 years old. A friend of mine was an avid runner and I somehow got talked into tagging along. It was fun to run along the backstreets of old Uptown Charlotte with my best friend, enjoying the fall air and scenery. I…… Continue reading October
At this moment two thousand, nine hundred and twenty two days ago I was waking up to a new life. A second chance. At the time: a painful, empty, sad second chance. I really don’t have anything new to say about that day; I’ve said it all. I talked about that day, detailing hour by…… Continue reading 2,922
Sometimes you can, in fact, bring a dream to life.
3-13-2013 If you’re easily offended or squeamish with very open language about breastfeeding…turn back now! I’m warning you, I use the word “nipple” very freely here! Tonight, for the very first time, I pumped enough breast milk to collect!!! It was definitely a small amount, around 1 ml, but a very huge milestone and proof…… Continue reading A Drop In The Bucket
Reintroducing, myself. It’s been a few years of craziness around our home. Two little feet running and jumping are the soundtrack to our daily lives and we are grateful every single day. Those same two little feet have kept me on my toes – absorbed all of my energy, attention, and my heart. I left…… Continue reading Reintroducing…
L.I.A.M You are my LOVE… I AM your parent You are my LIFE… I AM your world You are my LAUGH… I AM your smile …I am your good-night kiss you are my I LOVE you. My Angel, I AM your Mommy – and you are my Liam. This was inspired by a very sweet…… Continue reading L.I.A.M
The first month of stimulating to breast feed went pretty well. I was motivated each and every day to pump and take my supplements (and drink that tea) diligently; then all of a sudden, it stopped. Thank goodness it’s part of the process, because I’m pumping now more than I have in the last 4…… Continue reading Tick Tock
Lately I’ve been getting a lot of emails, to the foundation, regarding help with IVF. Lots of heartbreaking and unfair stories about infertility and lost hope; it some times keeps me up at night. Even once the government approves our application to be non-profit, we can’t feasibly help everyone, and that kills me. I read…… Continue reading It will all make sense, one day.
Networking is a beautiful thing; virtually or otherwise. Recently I met a wonderful woman, via internet connections, who is starting a company & has invented a new product (this nursing bra, pictured below). I am so excited to hopefully partner with breastfeeding sources for BFI (breastfeeding induction) for bio/surro mommies like myself – and this…… Continue reading The Dairy Fairy
2012 was a year of grief and sadness; but also, a year of renewal and rebirth. Our loss happened so late in 2011 that it’s hard sometimes to remember it wasn’t this year. However, I certainly did all of my grieving and healing in 2012. On new years eve 2011, I was so sad to…… Continue reading 2013: Yes, please!