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

Contemplating Pregnancy

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Deciding to Get Pregnant Today was going to be the day John and I tried to conceive. For as far back as I can remember, I had always been eager to become a mom. More specifically, I always wanted to get pregnant. I remember being five years old and shoving shirts underneath my pajamas so … Continue reading Contemplating Pregnancy

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

Creep: A Night Out With Radiohead

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Every good relationship involves making sacrifices. That is why last Tuesday, you found me at a Radiohead concert.  I can't stand Radiohead. Their music, outside of the song 'Creep' has never been on my radar. If they decided to sing 'Creep' while I was there, even if it was the last song they played, I … Continue reading Creep: A Night Out With Radiohead

My Bridal Shower Sucked, But I Got Through It

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If you want to know what the hardest part of this whole wedding process was, just ask me about my bridal shower. Back in May, I was experiencing one of the hardest weeks of 2018 since my mom died. I can't remember why, but I remember crumbling at the very mention of the word 'wedding.' … Continue reading My Bridal Shower Sucked, But I Got Through It