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

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

The One Where He Let Me Go

“I love Pink Lloyd.” I felt the blood drain from my face as the realization hit that I said the wrong name. After an awkward pause, the heat began to come back, filling my cheeks with embarrassment and a need to recover myself. “Oh, me too!” He was being nice, but fans of Pink Floyd … Continue reading The One Where He Let Me Go

3 Steps in Dealing with the Loss of Your Pet

The test was positive. I was internally freaking out, I mean...the test was positive! I looked at Felice, him already able to read my face. I told him to get out and shoved him out the bathroom door. I got on my knees and grabbed Sam, forcing her to look me in the eye. “Sam,” … Continue reading 3 Steps in Dealing with the Loss of Your Pet