NO ONE AROUND HERE EVER THINKS ABOUT WHAT I NEED OR WANT! Please, for the love of Target, tell me I am not the only one who has yelled this after a particularly difficult day. Bonus points if you also do this while angrily throwing dirty dishes in the sink. But the thing is, I […]Read More You are not a burden.
I have known Brittany Hayes for more than ten years and what has always struck me about her is that she is unbelievably resilient. The past few years have found her calling on that resiliency and determination more than ever. In 2014, she gave birth to her second son, Eli. Throughout his first few months […]Read More 5 Questions – When motherhood takes an unexpected turn
Ten percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage–yet many women feel like they have to deal with the emotional and physical fallout on their own. I spoke to Lisa O’Dell, mother of four, about her miscarriages. Below, she gives us some insight into her experiences and how to support friends you may know in a […]Read More 5 Questions: How to support a friend when pregnancy ends in miscarriage
At any given moment, I have text messages going about a myriad of topics. There’s the therapeutic talk of relationships happening with my high school friend. A group text with my fiancé’s whole family where we share accomplishments, plans and humorous observations. I text my best friend daily — sometimes just an alternating chorus of […]Read More Why we need to make more “we time” for friends
Divorce is a devastating blow to anyone but it is particularly difficult when children are involved. Below, my friend Sara Wood gives us some insight into her experiences and how to support friends you may know in a similar situation: Can you give us a timeline of your separation and divorce? “My separation was in […]Read More 5 Questions: How to support your friends through divorce