Infertility Awareness Week….

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Two weeks ago today, I literally held my breath as I opened my phone, knowing a few of my most difficult and vulnerable experiences were officially out in the world with the publication of my book on April 6th. My biggest nerves centered around the topic of sharing publicly for the very first time some of my experiences with infertility in my early twenties as well as with secondary infertility years later.  ...

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a surprise for mama!

As a mother, what makes you happy?

If you were to ask me this question… well, shoot! Like, how much time do you have?! ;)

Obviously there’s the basic things– dirty clothes IN the hamper, tiny helpers IN the kitchen, kind words and affection shared between my littles and quick apologies voiced within our family unit when appropriate....

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A Coat of Yellow Paint is HERE!

Roughly 24 hours ago, my first book, A Coat of Yellow Paint, officially released into the world! Physical hardcopies left warehouses en route to front porches and mailboxes across the country (and a few across oceans!) as many of you generously preordered in the weeks leading up to this day.   Audio files of me narrating my book found their way to many of your tablets, too — marking April 6th as the birth of my book and a day my online community showed up for me and lended support....

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look what just arrived!

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A few days ago, a big box showed up in the mail from my publisher. Inside the box, was my book.  I’d been anticipating the arrival of this box for several weeks now (in a way you could say I’d been anticipating this box for several years and that’d be true, too)–  dreaming of what it might feel like to finally hold the finished copy of my first book in my hands and flip through the pages....

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these are the days.

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Just a couple of cool kids that keep me young while also aging me three times as fast in the process. These kids have found their stride in witty commentary, with Madalena often showing up in the kitchen first thing in the morning with her messy bed hair and a little hip pop with arms extended as she shouts, “SUUUURRRRRPRIIIISEEEE!” The boys drop everything to rush over and hug her....

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