Check Out My Latest Articles on Unwritten

As of last week, I've had my debut article featured on Unwritten. I will be having articles published on Unwritten's website on a weekly basis, with one posting tomorrow on Halloween! Unwritten is home to a plethora of talented writers.  You can follow them on Twitter here! 7 Things You Should Absolutely Avoid In A … Continue reading Check Out My Latest Articles on Unwritten

My Mom is Still Attached to My Wedding and I’m Broken About It

I've been my own worst enemy throughout this wedding process ordeal.  Not too long ago, my best friend came to me in the heat of the moment and said, "You're making this harder than it has to be." At the time, I was furious. Why would I be making this harder than it has to … Continue reading My Mom is Still Attached to My Wedding and I’m Broken About It

Why Saturdays Are the Worst

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Every Saturday morning is met with an irrevocably loud silence. I've always been amused by the way people often describe silence as deafening because it's ultimately the biggest contradiction, we as a society, make. We attribute these emotions and abstract concepts to simple feelings because silence, can actually be one of the most destructive and … Continue reading Why Saturdays Are the Worst

The Reality of What It’s Like to Lose Your Mom

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There’s something to be said about the abstract side of grief. I was reading a book this morning called Mistaken Identity. It’s a story about two families from Indiana whose daughters’ identity were swapped, thus forcing one family to bury who they believed to be their daughter, while their actual child lay comatose, in the … Continue reading The Reality of What It’s Like to Lose Your Mom

Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Motherless Bride

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I often feel like those around me hate me. I don’t live up to this “traditional bridal” role, and it often makes me feel worse on top of how shitty I already feel. When my mom was diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer at the age of 55 in 2011, it never occurred to me … Continue reading Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Motherless Bride

Brides Can Have Anxiety About Their Bridal Fittings, Too

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Brides Have Just as Much Anxiety I have my first bridal fitting tonight and I'm pretty anxious. For the past year, anytime it came to doing things for the wedding, I've politely skirted around the issue. When my future mother-in-law would ask, "When are we going to look at bridal gowns together?" I'd kindly smile, … Continue reading Brides Can Have Anxiety About Their Bridal Fittings, Too

Write for Us! We’re Accepting Guest Bloggers

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Do you want to become a successful blogger? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What do you want to write about? It's a simple question with a complex answer. Often, whenever a writer sits down to write they have a list of topics they need to discuss. Maybe their job is to describe movies or politics. Perhaps it's a review … Continue reading Write for Us! We’re Accepting Guest Bloggers