• The Long Goodbye

    July 31, 2017

    Hellos and goodbyes are a big part of life. And some goodbyes aren’t so finite. I’ve said goodbye to pregnancy once my children were born, and as my children grow older I’ve learned to say goodbye to their babyhood once they turned one. Time propels us forward and we are compelled to change with it.…

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  • Writing My Way Through Grief

    October 17, 2016

    I’ve been a writer my whole life. As a child I made up stories in my head and then wrote them down in self-made books created by stapling papers together. If I ever needed to talk to my dad about something, I often wrote him long letters instead of talking to him. I was a…

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  • When You’re the Unlucky One

    September 19, 2016

    [media-credit id=66 align=”aligncenter” width=”707″][/media-credit] It was an ordinary afternoon when I was at the checkout lane at the grocery store. My four-year-old daughter Zorah dutifully stood in line next to me, while my eight-month-old son Aydin sat in the cart. Behind me in line was an elderly woman, who began a friendly banter with us…

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  • To The Mom Who Just Miscarried Her Baby

    June 27, 2016

    I wish there was a ‘How to’ book on how to deal with everything that has just happened and guide you on what to do next. Do you cry? Do you scream? Is it ok if you tell everyone about what happened or do you keep this to yourself and a few close friends? There…

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  • On Forgiveness

    April 4, 2016

    I was nineteen weeks pregnant when I announced my second pregnancy to family and friends on social media. In the picture that I posted, my older daughter Zorah held up a cute poster announcing that she was being promoted to big sister. Looking back at that particular day, it was the happiest moment of my…

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  • Six Things Grief Has Taught Me

    February 8, 2016

    One of the things I realized almost immediately after my daughter was stillborn is that there is no guidebook on the grieving process. I was catapulted head-first into the tragedy that is child loss and was forced to figure my own way out from its ruins. As time goes on, and as things become clearer,…

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  • The Things We Carry

    January 11, 2016

    I can’t necessarily recall when I first purchased the dark blue blouse, but I began to wear it regularly after my daughter Zorah was born. The fabric was soft and stretchy, covering up my post-partum body and my new-found curves. Because it was simple in design, it was easy to dress it up. I once…

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