My story of losing a child

Listen to the stories of other women. Hear what they have to say before you judge them. Have compassion and empathy. Your moral compass may differ from theirs, but their life is just that - theirs, not yours. This is a women's health issue, not a political one. It's for women and their doctors to decide what's best.


COVID got me, but not before I celebrated my kid’s big day

COVID - that spiky nuisance. The dreaded virus that we have been trying so diligently to avoid. It finally invaded, and I am accepting that after over two years, it's my turn. But not before I was able to celebrate my kid's big day.


These are the moments when it hits me the hardest that Mom is gone.

My daughter is in her second year of college. After many years of crippling mental health struggles, many directly related to high school, she is finally on a healthy upward trajectory, developing a personally satisfying academic career. She is organized, diligent, precise, and a formidable student. Taking ownership of her education, she is eating up… Continue reading These are the moments when it hits me the hardest that Mom is gone.

Family · Self Care

A new chapter in parenting

t’s been a long time coming. We hadn’t been away from the house for more than several of hours, much less an overnight. For a long stretch, maybe 5 or 6 years, we have had so many reasons to stay home. Kids, anxious pets, viral pandemic - they all gave us more than enough pause to do anything that was just the two of us.


A Day to Remember

“Grief and love are conjoined, you don't get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy.”Jandy Nelson Ronnie Sue Roth was my mom. She was not just kind, she looked out for those she loved passionately. Knowing her meant… Continue reading A Day to Remember