A Mother’s Love

This year, Mother’s Day is weighing heavily on my mind and in my heart. There is so much to say but it’s not my intention to make this a dismal or over-emotional post. Yet what I had to say kept invading my thoughts, pestering me until I finally wrote it all down in words.  MYContinue reading “A Mother’s Love”

A Hopeful Milestone

Okay, so I haven’t had any more really interesting stories to come out of my meal preparations for my endo diet, which is why I have been silent for some time. But I have been eating at least one meal from the book on a daily basis and am now proudly incorporating some of theContinue reading “A Hopeful Milestone”

The Fish Pie That Wasn’t

Immediately after my half-hour workout during a late November evening, I step into the kitchen to start prepping for the Golden Hour Fish Pie, my next endo meal from the endometriosis diet book I had purchased about a month before. The onions, leeks, celery and cauliflower are already diced and chopped. The carrots are boilingContinue reading “The Fish Pie That Wasn’t”

Why Didn’t I Just Ask?

I made the mistake of preparing my first endo diet meal before elevating my mood. What happened next was a progression of internalized negative thoughts and feelings that needed to be voiced. Read about it in my latest blog post “Why Didn’t I Just Ask?”

How I’m Taking Back My Health

When my medical insurance refused to cover a new medication that would dramatically help to relieve my ongoing symptoms from endometriosis, the doctor’s office filled out all the necessary paperwork needed for me to get the medication for free for an entire year. To say I was thankful and relieved didn’t come close to whatContinue reading “How I’m Taking Back My Health”

Roxie’s First Holiday

Any new thing introduced into the normalcy of life takes a certain amount of adjustment. We’ve had to adjust to Roxie’s presence just as much as she has had to adjust to her new living environment and the two humans who now feed and play with her. And oh yes, the discipline. Her playful bitesContinue reading “Roxie’s First Holiday”

Loving Roxie

Dan and I stepped out of the car in Newark, Delaware. I introduced myself to the breeder while Dan recorded a short Facebook live video announcing our arrival. We made small talk before the breeder led us inside of his house where we heard the adorable sound of tiny paws before a pack of miniatureContinue reading “Loving Roxie”

A Puppy for the Holidays!!

I may never know what it’s like to have a baby grow inside my belly. But right now I know what it’s like to have love grow inside my heart. I’m fascinated by the feelings I have for this tiny being. It’s amazing how much I want to hold the little creature and pour allContinue reading “A Puppy for the Holidays!!”

A New Addition for the Holiday?

For a very long time now, Dan has consistently expressed his interest in having a dog. And for just as long, I have maintained my deepest disapproval of the idea. For those of you who followed my bachelorette blog, you will know that I was very opposed to having a dog when Dan and IContinue reading “A New Addition for the Holiday?”

Unsolicited

I was in the elevator at work one morning with several fellow teachers. One of the teachers just happened to be pregnant with her first child. Another older teacher in the elevator felt the need to tell this pregnant woman that she had to make sure she didn’t neglect her husband when the baby came.Continue reading “Unsolicited”