What does success look like?…10 years after college graduation

Some of the dear young women that I mentor graduated from college last week. I warned them, from their early college years, that it would go by in two blinks. They humored me but inwardly moaned. Graduation seemed agonizingly far away. They just wanted to hurry up and get on with life. But, now they … [Read more…]

Talk to me about Transitions

“You’re shaking. Are you cold?” My husband asked anxiously. I exhaled deeply, the contraction loosening its grip on my body. “No,” I assured him. “It’s normal.” I’m in transition For a laboring woman, “transition” is often the most difficult part of labor. I experienced shaking and sweating as my contractions intensified, crashing down on me … [Read more…]

Ladies, let’s stop aplogizing for our tears

I loved watching Kelly Clarkson sing “Piece by Piece” on American Idol earlier this month. It was a moving, emotional ballad; Kelly struggled with tears through the whole song, at times even losing her voice to tears as she pushed through to the end. The audience—and America—wept with her, as she sang about how her … [Read more…]

When Silence is full of words

I haven’t blogged in a month. And it isn’t because I haven’t had anything to say. Actually, it’s because I had too much to say…but I haven’t had the the words to say it. I still don’t. All I can say is this: I’ve been going through Something Hard, something that I want to talk … [Read more…]

Pregnancy after Loss: Survivor’s Guilt

The past six months have been a time of immense growth for me, and very painful growth at times. I shared very publicly and honestly about my miscarriage and the grieving process that I went through. While some women prefer to grieve privately, I found that writing and sharing my story on my blog and … [Read more…]