Starting a Diet: Adjusting to Intermittent Fasting

If ya’ll don’t already know… I hate diets. I always try too hard and go too extreme on myself. I try to quit things cold turkey and end up failing almost every diet I’ve tried. However, this summer I have really been trying to work on myself and improve my health. So on June 1st,Continue reading “Starting a Diet: Adjusting to Intermittent Fasting”

The Decision to Try Again

Sometime in May, after my breakthrough in counseling and our Mother’s Day Getaway… Charles and I continued considering the idea of trying again. If someone had told us that we would desire to have another baby a few months ago, after we had just lost our baby… I wouldn’t have believed it. But it’s true.Continue reading “The Decision to Try Again”

My Top 10 Favorite Spots to Eat

As part of my journey of healing and self care, I thought I would take a moment and share my personal favorite restaurants and favorite meals to eat. 1. Red Lobster – Shrimp Trio: Shrimp Scampi, Butterfly Shrimp, Shrimp Linguine, Rice and French Fries with Garlic Biscuits and Lobster Pizza as an Appetizer. 2. OliveContinue reading “My Top 10 Favorite Spots to Eat”

Mother’s Day Part 2: My Celebration of Mother’s Day as an Angel Mommy

On the morning of Sunday May 12th, 2019; I was greeted with a variety of different emotions. It was Mother’s Day. It was the first Mother’s Day that I felt different. Every other Mother’s Day in the past I celebrated my mother, grandma and other motherly figures in my life. However this year, when thatContinue reading “Mother’s Day Part 2: My Celebration of Mother’s Day as an Angel Mommy”

Mother’s Day Part 1: A Romantic Weekend Getaway on My First Mother’s Day as an Angel Mommy

During one of my counseling sessions in April, I discussed with my counselor how I was dreading Mother’s Day. Even though my baby would not have been born during this Mother’s Day, just the thought of seeing kids celebrating their moms would be triggering for me. My counselor suggested that I make plans for theContinue reading “Mother’s Day Part 1: A Romantic Weekend Getaway on My First Mother’s Day as an Angel Mommy”

Breakfast with a Good Friend

On an early morning in May, my friend Hannah and I met at Bob Evans to talk and enjoy a nice breakfast. I’ve known Hannah for a few years. We’ve worked together and she even attended my wedding. I hadn’t seen her in a few years as she got a new job, and I movedContinue reading “Breakfast with a Good Friend”

My Self Care Plan… and How to Create Your Own Self Care Plan.

As an aspiring Family Life Educator, I have been educated on and practically had the importance of self care drilled into my head. Self care is basically what an individual chooses to do in order to take care of themselves. Self care is extremely important for your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health as wellContinue reading “My Self Care Plan… and How to Create Your Own Self Care Plan.”

Grief & Mercy Blog Q & A: I am answering all your questions about miscarriage, grief, healing, recovery and my personal experience

Back in June I asked the question on my Instagram stories “What questions do you have for me?” The following is a list of questions that were sent to me from my followers. 1. How do you deal with friends after a loss? This seems like a very broad question, but I will try andContinue reading “Grief & Mercy Blog Q & A: I am answering all your questions about miscarriage, grief, healing, recovery and my personal experience”

Grief & Mercy Blog Post Round Up: A List of My Top Viewed, Liked and Commented Blog Posts

This is my very first Blog Post Round Up! I’m excited! I have compiled a list of the most liked, most viewed, most commented and overall most popular and favorite blog posts I have written so far. Writing in general is hugely therapeutic to me. However, writing my blog, and reflecting on my story hasContinue reading “Grief & Mercy Blog Post Round Up: A List of My Top Viewed, Liked and Commented Blog Posts”

Starting My Blog

As I went through grief counseling in April, I reached a lot of milestones. At this point I had gone through every stage of grief at least once, except for acceptance. I was starting to become more stable with my emotions, and ultimately I felt good as I made steps in the right direction. DuringContinue reading “Starting My Blog”

25 Self Care Activities to Try this Summer ☀️

I am a huge advocate of self care and taking care YOU and your health. The following is my top 25 self care activities that I highly recommend trying this summer. 25 Self Care Activities 1. Take a Bubble Bath 2. Read a Favorite Book 3. Go to a Favorite Restaurant or Try a NewContinue reading “25 Self Care Activities to Try this Summer ☀️”

My Summer 2019 Bucket List Check In

Here’s a quick update of my summer bucket list and what I have accomplished thus far. My Summer Bucket List ✅ Take a weekend getaway with my husband Visit Lake Michigan 3 times 2/3 so far…. ✅ Go garage sailing Visit 10 different cafés 5/10 so far…. ✅ Write up to 50 posts on myContinue reading “My Summer 2019 Bucket List Check In”

My Grief & Mourning Playlist 🎧

There were many hours after my miscarriage I tuned out the world with music. I recall laying in bed sometimes sobbing, sometimes quiet and sometimes praying as I listened to the sweet songs that reflected my emotions. My husband found these songs super depressing, but they helped me. They helped me cope and get throughContinue reading “My Grief & Mourning Playlist 🎧”

The People Who Reached Out to Me

The days, weeks and even months after we lost our baby; I had many people reach out to us and show us support. The topic of miscarriage is such a taboo topic. People don’t know how to talk about it. People don’t know how to handle it. It’s sad, especially since it’s so common. IContinue reading “The People Who Reached Out to Me”