Free-birthing Indigo

It had been planned from the beginning; a home birth without medical assistance.  A birth free of stress, unhelpful commands, and strange hands touching me and my baby as we plunged into what would be the most vulnerable time of our lives.  I had lived by the hospital rules twice now and I refused to... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap 3

Weekly Wrap 3 A lot and nothing has happened this week.  Maybe you know what I mean.  So much of life can be crammed into one little week and yet, you stand there scratching your head when someone asks you to sum it up.  I feel like I am doing that right now.  What DID... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap 2

This past week was so good, but I am really struggling to remember everything that happened.  I think our somewhat repetitive days (because a lot of how we spend our time has included either work work or working on the house) have started to blur together a bit, but here are some of the highlights.... Continue Reading →

Trauma Series 3: Depression and Anxiety

Depression.  Anxiety.  Two words that sometimes leave us cringing, feeling like no one will understand or we will be judged and possibly not taken seriously.  As an adult, I have struggled with depression far less than I did as a teenager and college student, but sometimes it still strikes unsuspectingly.  However, the difference between my... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap: First Week in Philly

We have just moved in and everything is so new.  It’s still hard to believe that I keep waking up in this house; three bedrooms, a real washer and dryer, a dish washer.  It just blows my mind.  Perhaps the craziest part to all of these new and seemingly glamorous parts of having our own... Continue Reading →

Trauma Series 2: Flashbacks

The pages are turning as I begin to unravel so many of the moments I never had a chance to piece together; the picture that always looked so broken and useless and…void.  It was as if I was sitting in a dark room; the kind of dark that would make the mere idea of trying... Continue Reading →

Trauma Series 1: Loss of Safety and Trust

Loss of Safety and Trust Everything has an origin story and more often than not, we don’t recognize the beginning of the fall until we are lying at the bottom, lost under the debris and grit of trauma.  Those seemingly inconsequential moments that somehow compile into one  unforeseeable moment; the one where you are sitting... Continue Reading →

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