Background

I’ve been considering this for awhile. I’ve consulted with loved ones, as well my therapist and PCP. I’ve been mindful of my daily activities, interactions, relationships, triggers and stressors, trying to imagine how they might feel differently. And I’ve come to a decision. After over 3 years taking Fluoxetine (a.k.a. Prozac), an antidepressant that has […]

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12 1/2 years between these two pictures… ⌛️ Sean was almost 6 months old and I had just turned 29. 🎂 In some ways it seems like so long ago and yet I can also remember a lot about what 29 year old me felt like. ♥️ I was adjusting to life as a new […]

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Then (2003): I had just taken my first BFP (positive pregnancy test)! 👊🏼💜😆 Now (2016): I am mom to three awesome and unique children (a son in 7th grade, a daughter in Heaven since she was born and died in April 2008, and a daughter in 1st grade)! ✌🏼️♥️☺️ Then (2003): I had an expensive private gym […]

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At 41, I am getting better with acceptance. Much of the time I am able to appreciate things and people for what and who they are, as opposed to my expectations for them. Today is the first rehearsal with my fellow Listen To Your Mother (LTYM) 2016 Chicago cast. It is still surreal to me […]

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Today is my eleventh Leap Day, which happens to be my lucky number. On my tenth, in 2012, I took a Leap of Faith, I changed the name of my blog, from Four of a Kind to Bereaved and Blessed, and moved it from Blogger to Self-Hosted WordPress, with this/my own URL. We had lived […]

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There’s nothing like a health scare to get you thinking about and looking at life, especially your own body, differently. That was certainly my experience during the five years we struggled with secondary infertility, pregnancy loss, and neonatal death. I often found myself questioning our circumstances. Why me? Why us? Why now? Why isn’t my […]

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