If I Knew Then, I Would Have Slowed Down A Bit More

“I would have hugged you more, even when you pushed me away. I would have kept you firmly planted on my hip, never knowing what day would be the last before you’d want to walk side by side. I would have snuggled a few more minutes before bedtime, because I know now those extra minutes only meant one thing… more time with you.”

‘Nick went from the world’s best husband to the world’s best infertility med administrator. As my faith wavered, his positivity never faltered.’: PCOS warrior candidly shares infertility journey

“We were two high schoolers sitting in the front seat of a pick-up, planning for the future. Falling in love at 17, we made plans for where we’d live, what we’d do, who we’d be together. We joked about names for our future babies, who they’d look like. Never in a million years did we realize our journey to becoming parents would look like this.”

I Owe It To My Kids To Be Human

“Not a superhuman, not a superhero, not a supermom… but just a woman attempting her best each day. My children will gain so much more.”

I Got Chronically Ill At 19, And All My Friends Abandoned Me

“My empty space in photographs was an open wound; I’d cry scrolling through Instagram, feeling left out and forgotten, wondering when things would change. I’ve read time and again people are grateful for their illness because it’s shown them who their true friends are. But what do you do when your illness proves you had almost no true friends at all?”

Two mom friends pose for a photo in front of a colorful mural while spending quality time together

‘I’ve always loved my friends – but in different seasons of parenting, I’ve placed different value on my friendships.’: Mom shares important lesson on friendship, ‘Don’t be scared to take the first step’

“When my kids were little, friends were a lifeline. We got together daily to keep our sanity. As our kids got older, and we entered the ‘sweet spot’ before adolescence, I put my friendships on the back burner. But in the past 18 months, I’ve needed my friends on a new level.”