3 Reasons Why My Divorce Was Positive For My Kids

When I wrote the Yahoo! article, Why My Divorce was the Best Thing for My Kids, I expected there would be varying feedback. I am not afraid to say it aloud: my divorce was positive! When I got married I did not expect it would end in divorce. I hoped it would last and be something that I would enjoy throughout …

For Mother’s Day: A Letter to My Children

To My Children: Being a mother is the most challenging, and rewarding, experience of my life. You have taught me what it means to be unconditionally loved, how to unconditionally love another, to want something better for someone else than what I want for myself, and helped me understand who I am in ways I don’t know that I would have ever discovered …

A Baby Boy Gone, But Not Forgotten

  When I came across this Facebook page for International Bereaved Mother’s Day I was hit with a wave of sadness. The memories of losing my first-born son are just as painful today as they were almost 17 years ago when he was born & died; unable to overcome the abnormalities he suffered as a result of a rare chromosomal disorder …

16 Things I Love About Being a Mom

I had so much fun writing the 25 Random Things About Me post that I decided to take it in another direction. Since this July will mark my 16th mommiversary (= mommy anniversary), I reflected on the 16 things I love about being a mom. Here they go: The newborns. I love everything about them. The way they smell, their …

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Helping a Friend Deal With Being Bullied

When I wrote this Guest Story for Tiny Steps Mommy, Mean Girls: A Conversation With My Daughter About Bullying, I did not yet know that my daughter had also become a friend, and advocate, for others who were being bullied. I am so proud of her and how passionate she is about making sure that others do not suffer through …