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Writing Through Grief

Writing Through Grief

I discovered blogging and truly harnessed it’s power for communicating all those complex (sometimes ugly, sometimes surprising) emotions after my first pregnancy loss and then after my second daughter died after a few hours of life. Reading the words of others that experienced that type of grief kept me alive. Today my blog serves as a record of how far i’ve come and it brings comfort to others actively grieving and reconciling their own struggles.
It’s an amazing vehicle for exploring our emotions.

The Blog

Blogs are incredible vehicles for exploring our passions and finding our voices. They can also be powerful tools for healing in the face of trauma; for many of us, the act of writing is a cathartic one.

These brave moms are blogging their way through one of life’s more traumatic losses: the loss of a child. Calling themselves babyloss blogs, they provide insight for those of us who have never experienced this unique pain and support for other parents starting to navigate the same grief — along with hope that life does go on, and happiness is still possible.

C is for Crocodile

2014 BlogHer Voices of the Year winner Timaree started C is for Crocodile to chronicle her pregnancy, never imagining that after three years and five months, she would instead be chronicling her son’s fight with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia — an incredibly rare form of cancer. She blogged through his treatment…

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Early Autumn Baking


I love the fall.  The colors, the leaves, the cozy sweaters and upcoming holidays.  I love snuggling on the couch with a big quilt and baked treat.  I made Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits sans cheddar…

Apple Pie , which I am PARTICULARLY proud of…

and Key Lime Pie (I made this for Beefcake [his fave!] for our anniversary yesterday).  The only modification I made was adding 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar to the sour cream for the topping instead of 2 per the recipe for the Key Lime Pie.