Welcoming Middle Age

I am officially middle aged. Having recently celebrated what felt like a somewhat significant birthday, I'm filled with gratitude. My first husband was 4 years older than me, but his life ended before he reached this particular milestone. I'm now 2 years older than he lived to be, which is a strange feeling. The process…

Reboot Required

How have you transitioned into the new decade? A friend recently sent me a message saying, "Hope the New Year is easing you in gently." It's a lovely sentiment. In reality I've found a big gap between where I'd like to be and where I actually am. Ease sounds appealing, although that's not what I'm…

Coming Unstitched

You may have seen it before: an adult display of absolutely childish behavior.  If you’re a parent, or have parents yourself, you’re bound to have witnessed what can only be described as a Mommy Meltdown. A woman can only handle so much. (Not to say that dads don’t have their fair share of tantrums too,…

Shit Got Real- Part Two

Two days before Blessing's birth, I received a message request on Facebook while I was on bed rest.  In my last post, I mentioned that I was taking the highest dose of blood pressure medication the midwives could safely give me.  It was essential to avoid anything stressful that could spike my blood pressure, which…