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Little Leif’s Birth Story

A week ago yesterday, I sat in a pre-operation room at Providence Holy Cross hospital in West Hills, California awaiting a C-section to bring forth my second born child, but first born son. The month, and days, and moments leading up to that morning were anything but joy filled. There was my fear that he…

Book Review: Tegan Wren’s Inconceivable!

Somehow, in the magical way that Twitter is supposed to work, when it’s not cluttered with ads and plugs and bots, I met author Tegan Wren. She and I connected, as sisters in fiction, motherhood, and endometriosis. Having just completed her first book Inconceivable! which debuts in November, I was lucky enough to receive an advanced…

Blue Moon Baby

On July 31, 2015, the day Hercules died, I cried all day. My eyes were raw, my face as red as a turnip, and my heart depleted, like someone had turned it inside out and washed it a trillion times on the sanitize setting. I was truly exhausted and sick with sadness. At around 4…

Love & Terror – 60 day countdown

The last month has been filled with a mish mash of various contractors coming to my new home. To install sprinklers. To paint the high ceilings we can’t reach. To configure an alarm system. With them has come terrifying child related advice – since most have been men in their 40’s and 50’s who have…