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Motherhood

Exactly Where I Want to Be

I’m in a moment of motherhood I truly enjoy. I’m absolutely loving my life as a stay-at-home mom, but this was not always true. Having three children in two years led to many frustrating and exhausting experiences, but I feel as if the girls are old enough now that days…

Pregnancy

Finding Gratitude in Grief

Today is the day I muster up the courage to tell you that I miscarried. It has been overwhelming, and to be honest, the idea of telling even one more person makes me want to cry. I feel as if every time I talk about it, I am moving backwards,…

Food

Infused with Sunshine

Have you ever tasted sunshine? I think I did today. The Russians grow their own fruits and vegetables, and the girls and I always visit the blackberry bush. Dark, ripe, multi-faceted fruit that gushes when popped in your mouth. Not a single one is sour. Each one is perfect. I plucked…

Pregnancy

Our Greatest Blessing

As hard as having kids can be, I often think about how much harder it is for women who struggle to have them. I’m still working on accepting my post baby body. I’ve tried to reframe this and be thankful I am able to have a baby body at all.…

Family

The Burden of the Living

After yesterday, I’ve walked around all day, thoughtful, heavy, broken. And I continue to think about how the burden of death remains among the living.  The pain of death is only felt by those who survive. I used to think that funerals and memorials were ridiculous because why spend time,…

Family

9 Months to Live

I lost someone I loved today. And as I sit here writing to you, sipping on my delicious maladaptive coping skill, I reminisce, and I suffer. I yearn for that final hug and exchange of words now forever left unsaid. The cancer ravaged her body in 9 months from detection…

Marriage Special Edition

1st Newsletter!

Oh man 😂. Yev and I spent most of the night working on my Newsletter. We are Tired with a capital T! I am so blessed to have a husband who can help me with these things. I know nothing about templates or text boxes or email blasts. I pretty much…