This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I know it’s all been said. And lived. Many times, often several times by the same woman. That gives me comfort. Why would anyone willingly do this once let alone twice, three times & more? Me? I’d go through labor & delivery unmedicated again over being pregnant… Read More This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

Lessons Learned & Life Loved Through Pregnancy: Third Trimester

Featured images photo credit: EAM Photography Make sure you’ve read part four of the story here before reading on. Before you read any further, know these things: This is MY experience. I’m not here to compare myself to anyone else or weigh my hard against yours. I have a new understanding for difficult, high risk… Read More Lessons Learned & Life Loved Through Pregnancy: Third Trimester

Lessons Learned & Life Loved Through Pregnancy: It’s A Girl!

Featured images photo credit: EAM Photography Make sure you’ve read part three of the story here before reading on. Before you read any further, know these things: This is MY experience. I’m not here to compare myself to anyone else or weigh my hard against yours. I have a new understanding for difficult, high risk… Read More Lessons Learned & Life Loved Through Pregnancy: It’s A Girl!

Lessons Learned & Life Loved Through Pregnancy: Saying Goodbye to Our Fur Baby

Make sure you’ve read part two of the story here before reading on. Before you read any further, know these things: This is MY experience. I’m not here to compare myself to anyone else or weigh my hard against yours. I have a new understanding for difficult, high risk pregnancies and loss during pregnancy, but… Read More Lessons Learned & Life Loved Through Pregnancy: Saying Goodbye to Our Fur Baby

Lessons Learned & Life Loved Through Pregnancy: First Trimester

Featured images photo credit: EAM Photography Make sure you’ve read part one of the story here before reading on. Before you read any further, know these things: This is MY experience. I’m not here to compare myself to anyone else or weigh my hard against yours. I have a new understanding for difficult, high risk… Read More Lessons Learned & Life Loved Through Pregnancy: First Trimester

Disappointment

I remember the day my mom taught me the word. The summer after sixth grade, my “boyfriend” cheated on me with my friend — whatever that means — while I was at church camp. My mom advised me to call him and tell him I was disappointed in him. I did. He laughed. I don’t… Read More Disappointment

From Their Table to Yours: Summit Hickory Pit Announces Restaurant Closing & New Cookbook

Doing something a little new on the blog here, except it’s not so new because it’s how my writing career started 10 years ago: reporting! It was an honor and privilege to write this piece on behalf of the SHP family. You can find a condensed version of the story here. On Summit Hickory’s Pit’s… Read More From Their Table to Yours: Summit Hickory Pit Announces Restaurant Closing & New Cookbook