Welcome to the latest post in my series called Taking Flight. I have called it that because there have been so many things I have learned from and since our losses that I feel like my life has just begun to take flight in a way that I never thought possible. Certainly I never imagined it … Continue reading Healing Through Self Care – Part 1
This is our first full year homeschooling. I used to be a middle and high school science and French teacher, and the first time I gave homeschool a try, I attempted to set up our home like a classroom and do what I knew how to do. But my little learners to not do well in … Continue reading School Supplies
In addition to our everyday chaos, we recently decided to raise chickens for fresh eggs. We just moved to a new house with a couple of acres in October, and I have visions of turning it into a small farm. I'm a wanna-be homesteader.
Welcome to the first post in my new Taking Flight series! This is one I'm also sharing in the UPLIFT event on facebook, offering encouragement, inspiration, and healing for the holidays. The timing of this post is no coincidence. As we in the United States are nearing our annual Thanksgiving celebration, it is also a season when some … Continue reading Protecting Your Heart with Family and Friends
Friends, Lately I have felt a bit disconnected from what I call "the babyloss community." It has been a while since I have posted here about the pain of our loss and the grief I was feeling. I'd been writing for a few other places about the experience of loss and how to carry the … Continue reading Taking Flight
I have another blog about baby loss. On it, I write about life after our loss, the emotions surrounding the pain of losing our twin daughters, and the memorial artwork I create for people who have also lost their little ones. Our identical twins, Fiona and Brigid, died from complications due to something called Twin … Continue reading The hard work of healing
As part of our "Adult Skills" lessons for homeschool, we have baked a few things together, including loaves of basic bread adapted from this recipe. I intend to teach them to master some baking recipes, as well as cooking a few basic meals, laundry, cleaning, knitting, ironing, sewing, and balancing a checkbook - all as part … Continue reading Bread baking
One of my creative outlets is painting. I created this print as a reminder to be your authentic self every day. Flaws and all, the world needs you to be brave, be real, be YOU. It's available for purchase in my Etsy shop, and I'll be adding new prints to it throughout the coming year.
Knitting is therapy for me. The rhythmic moving of the needles, the counting of the stitches, the feeling of accomplishment once an item is completed. I just love it.