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 …