Today is the 4th anniversary of my sweet boys’ passing. In honor of the precious, short time they were here I have written a poem in their memory. (To read their story click HERE).
A rainbow baby is a baby born after a miscarriage, still birth, or neonatal loss. It is called a “rainbow” because it is something bright and beautiful following something dark and painful.
This is the first time that I’m really putting this into words instead of a stream of consciousness, abstract depictions, or endless tears – although I am sure there will be tears shed throughout this. The mommy guilt is mired deep in my thought process of this experience. So, here we go. For better or worse, let’s go on this journey together.
My dream, for years, has been to home school my children. Since Lana will be 5 early next year, my husband and I decided to go ahead and get the ball running. So, last week, we kicked off our home schooling journey with a bang! When looking into homeschooling I realized that the options were limitless as far as curriculum was concerned. Back in July I joined Usborne Books & More and it couldn’t have been a bigger blessing in disguise! I have been able to put together an ENTIRE curriculum for this month using nothing but Usborne titles!
Isleny is the owner of Just a Regular Mommy! She began it with the intention of sharing tips on how to effectively juggle work and home life without driving yourself crazy, while still maintaining a happy and healthy relationship with both kids and hubby. She hopes to offer you some advice, comfort, and encouragement. Isleny hopes to remind you that you are not the only mother out there that gets overwhelmed with all of the day to day tasks that just never seem to end! Here are 6 empowering quotes for working moms who are ready to QUIT!
The "M" Word: A Collection of Stories about Miscarriage and Hope
I have gone back and forth for months on writing this post. My mental health battle stems back years and years. I literally battle with depression and anxiety every single day. After writing about my miscarriage story, I realized just how healing and therapeutic writing about my experiences was. However, I still couldn’t bring myself to talk about this topic.
It seems that it is so much easier to write about something that I have walked through and conquered than it is to write about something I still struggle so heavily with. Here I am encouraging others to write about their struggles and experiences, yet holding back on one of my hardest battles.
As you all know, Mama of Kings received a Liebster Award nomination two months ago from Pamela over at It Is Real. Last week, I received a second nomination from Picki Penguin! Picki Penguin is a mom blog that covers all things mommy! Her blog is truly a breath of fresh air, and I am so thankful to have been acknowledged by her!
Before I even get into this, I just want to say that I hope each and every one of you had an AWESOME Mother’s Day and were celebrated in the way that you deserved! Each and every one of you, whether you have biological children, have fostered or adopted, have fur babies, or just help out with someone else’s babies, YOU are a blessing and I hope you feel loved and appreciated!
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