What the World’s Greatest Dog Taught Me About Faith

"If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever." The carrot laid untouched and uneaten on the floor. I picked it up, staring at it and wondering how I never noticed that we were not in the habit of picking up crumbs thrown to the ground by our children. In fact, whenever we … Continue reading What the World’s Greatest Dog Taught Me About Faith

Overdosed and Overwhelmed: An Account of My Brother’s Overdose, Part 2

It was dark outside and warm summer air rushed through the car windows. My dad and I always drove with them down. The wind was something we both enjoyed. He looked at me as I took it in, obviously giddy with it being summer. Our conversation turned serious that night. He told me that my … Continue reading Overdosed and Overwhelmed: An Account of My Brother’s Overdose, Part 2

Overdosed and Overwhelmed: An Account of My Brother’s Overdose, Part 1

June 4, 2008. I was 15 and having the worst day of my life. Over a decade later, it is still the worst day of my life; over a decade later, it feels like it was only yesterday that I found my brother unconscious. My birthday was the previous day and much to my surprise, … Continue reading Overdosed and Overwhelmed: An Account of My Brother’s Overdose, Part 1

The One With The Boys in Between

I was mortified. I brought my boyfriend to a family cookout and there was my dad, trying to feed him a disguised chili dog. Spoiler alert: the contents inside the bun were left by a furry friend. My cousin, possibly not wanting to have to stomach the outcome or perhaps knowing that our relationship would … Continue reading The One With The Boys in Between

My Newborn and I Tested Positive for COVID-19

I was stunned. I wanted the results to be negative, but of course, they weren't. I was at the hospital ready to give birth to my second child and there I was, COVID-19 positive. The nurses quickly left our room and before I knew it, we were isolated. I felt anxious that they would take … Continue reading My Newborn and I Tested Positive for COVID-19

The Sound of Silence

I left work and found my husband on our couch staring ahead into a future that was unknown for us both. I looked down, lightly touching my pregnant belly and then sat down, pulling his head into what little space was left available in my lap. I wanted to be the unwavering source of support … Continue reading The Sound of Silence

Mum’s the Word: Communicating With a Speech Delayed Toddler

The word purple sent me to tears. I couldn't explain why, but I sat in my kitchen crying until my husband wandered in and found me huddled over. I continued crying as I was trying to figure out how to, rather ironically, communicate how I was feeling. I told him about the videos and posts … Continue reading Mum’s the Word: Communicating With a Speech Delayed Toddler

Twenty-One Candles

I shaved my head when I was twenty-one. I can remember the excitement that ran through my body the moment the clippers made contact and hair fell around me. My hair reached far down my back, and within five minutes, it was gone. I looked out at the faces around me, seeing family members and … Continue reading Twenty-One Candles

Thank U, Next

It's hard to believe that it's already November as we head into our eighth month of the global pandemic while simultaneously witnessing a battle over ballots . This month, I had planned on going into a few different things that I'm truly grateful for, but there is a weight that comes from celebrating when so … Continue reading Thank U, Next

Why We Need to Stop Comparing Stay at Home and Working Moms

I had a hard day, but to be clear, I’ve had a lot of hard days. Just a few weeks ago, I left to go to work and within an hour I received a phone call from my disgruntled husband. Since the beginning of the pandemic, one of us has been working from home while … Continue reading Why We Need to Stop Comparing Stay at Home and Working Moms