This week has been miserable. Mostly for the children, because they’ve had the illness. Hand, foot, and mouth disease, that is. But it’s been miserable for mama too. Because when kids are unhappy, no one is happy. And when children don’t sleep, mom and dad don’t sleep. The worst night of it, poor Tiny was up at 1am, just miserable, and would not go to sleep. She stayed up til after 5, constantly demanding this and that. She finally crashed on the couch and got about 1.5 hours sleep. And then did NOT go back to sleep...

Download your copy of The Mother of All Meltdowns, the book I co-authored along with twenty-nine fellow bloggers, for just $0.99 – TODAY ONLY. We’re celebrating our one year anniversary with a big sale! That’s less than the Starbucks you’re currently sipping, and it would sure make this lady (and 29 other ladies) very happy! So please, please, please…download today! Here is a little preview from my portion of the book: I do not deal well with stress. Never have. This is ironic because I am very good at adding stress to my...

11 Years Ago Today, JD and I tied the knot. We have had our ups and downs. We have moved around the globe together, had four babies together, suffered the loss of our daughter Kathryn. We have laughed, we have cried, we have fought. Love is a battlefield friends. But so far, we’re winning. (At least most of the time.) ...

Last year, my dear friend Jennifer at Another Jennifer introduced me to Blog Action Day 2013.  The topic last year was Human Rights. Both of us are participating again this year, along with hundreds of bloggers around the world. This year for BlogAction14 we are talking about Inequality. Inequality is something we discuss regularly in this country. Equal rights for all races, for both men and women. Should illegal immigrants be granted equality? On my blog, I advocate for those who don’t have a voice of their own. Mostly babies...

Posted last October 15th on my FB page by my friend ReNee. Today is October 15th. International “Pregnancy and Infant Loss” Remembrance Day. I thought I would have many words to say. But turns out I don’t. This October 15th Please light a candle at 7pm in your time zone to remember all babies who have been lost too soon. I’ll be remembering many. Kathryn, Britany, Cate, Arabella, Naomi, Evan, Henry, John, Alexander, Brie, and so many others. We love you and remember you always. In honor of this day, Sunshine After...

Can’t go around it. You just have to go THROUGH it. It is October. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. If you’ve suffered the loss of a baby or pregnancy or child, I hope you’ll consider joining our community at Sunshine After the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother. While we cannot help your pain go away, we can help you get THROUGH it. ...

{Full Project Details – http://carlymarieprojectheal.com/2014/09/capture-your-grief-2014.html} Today is Day 8 of “Capture your grief” Today is Resource.  I will be posting a lot about resources over the next few days, but for today, I want to share my Capture Your Grief Images thus far. I skipped Day 5 for some reason? Day 8: Resource. So many good resources, but Carly Marie and all of her efforts have been a huge part of my healing.   Day 7 – Sacred Place. Kathryn’s Butterfly Garden   Day 2:...

It never occurred to me to shop for a casket for the baby. Perhaps because I was hospitalized during those final weeks, and, while the situation was grim, I still held on to a shred of hope. I could not allow my mind to go there. I could not plan for her death. For their death. Even when the stark reality began to set in, I had already decided there would be no casket. I had previously attended an infant funeral, and the vision of that tiny white casket would be forever burned into my brain. No tiny white casket. I knew I would choose...

I was cleaning out my email and I came across a trail of emails I sent out to friends and family, starting on September 29, 2011. We had just received our TTTS diagnosis. I wanted to post this email here. As I read over it, I realized one of my prayers (I’m sure more than that, but one VERY specifically) was answered. I asked for a miracle that I would stay pregnant til 30+ weeks. I made it to 30 weeks 5 days – which is probably the only reason Tiny is alive. I want to remember and to have this information available for my...

We had to part with this guy this week – he just wasn’t a good fit for our family. But I miss him terribly. I know, he’s so cute. But I have some words of wisdom. When your dog is biting your kids, it's wise to re-home him. Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule   Those eyes… ...

I am super stoked to be participating in another great anthology put together by Crystal Ponti of Blue Lobster Book Co. Without further ado, I give you, The Clash of the Couples! Coupledom. Fact or fable, Adam and Eve birthed the perpetual relationship drama as seen on TV today. Despite the serpents, this couple HAD IT MADE. Luxury real estate, lush gardens, and privacy out the yin-yang. Life was glorious until the bare-bottomed babe could no longer resist temptation. Despite her better half’s warnings and threats to sleep in a tree,...

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