A families quest for a baby.

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Making it Through My Miscarriage

This has to be the hardest blog post I've done. I've asked myself if it's the right thing to do. So many women want their miscarriage to be a private event. And mine is. But what's so difficult about the miscarriage--beyond the physical discomfort--is the emotional toll it takes. I've felt isolated with this. I knew it could be a possibility and once it was confirmed I've felt pregnant with guilt and hurt and blame. And suddenly everyone around me--good friends, 16-year-old girls, women at the doctor's office--is pregnant and I'm not. And there's a sense of shame that comes with that. Lots of blame. And questioning. Why did I tell people? Did I not want this pregnancy enough? Did I do something wrong? How come her and not me? ...more
I am so sorry for your loss. I completely understand. I had a miscarriage in November, and it ...more

Book Tour Week 2 - Support & Sisters in NYC

When I approached my book tour, I decided to focus on living in the moment. After all, how many people get to actually go on a 20 city book, traveling the country and meeting their readers? I wanted to really be present on this book tour, rather than freaking out about what might be ahead or reliving what might have already happened....more

Friends Are Forged in a Different Furnace Than Lovers

It's hard to make that space when someone you love is in danger. It doesn't matter what the danger is, the immediate response is to rush to them, pick them up, take them away and find a way to make everything fine. That's friendship. No questions. By land, air or sea, one word and friends are there with a .45 and shovel. ...more

This One's For the Girls

http://projectsupermom.blogspot.com/2010/10/for-girls.html As many of you are probably aware, thanks to the wildly successful pink-ribbon campaign, i...more

Pacifism And Supporting Our Troops

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Do your friends empower you?

Tonight I celebrated the 31st birthday of a friend I met in DC just over a year ago, about a month before her 30th birthday, which I also was privy to. A small gathering in the backyard of her boyfriend's mother's house, we each went around the table toasting to her, sharing our little nuggets of how Molly has impacted our lives, whether we've known her for five years, a year, or maybe only a few months....more

Kids Coping With Death-Loss: Year-round Support Groups - Boston

The Souper   Jeff's Place: Year-round support groups in Metro-Boston for kids coping with death-loss. Summer Camp Week affiliated with The Manitou Experience. Join Facebook for Jeff's Place to learn more and share this link with others. Jeff's Place http://www.hs.facebook.com/pages/Jeffs-Place/139145342792820?ref=share Grief support 4 kids coping with death-loss....more

New Beginnings

Tomorrow is the big day! I start my new job with a new attitude, a new outlook on life, and a newly reorganized closet.  The latter is very important. I’m still ultra excited about how it turned out. I am officially proclaiming that I am done switching from job to job every couple of years or so. The only way they’re getting rid of me at this new place is if I am fired, laid off, or some other company seeks me out and offers me a boat load of cash. Otherwise, put a fork in me because I’m done.  I’m getting too old for this. So, I’m all set for this week....more

That place is lucky to have someone with your enthusiasm and drive. Best of luck on your first day!more

Who is this Nanakoosa chick anyway?

The intention and goal of this project is to organize survivors who wish to be actively involved in public policy making, service delivery and public education. There are many ways to accomplish these goals. Writing our stories and sending them to politicians, service providers and funding sources can have a substantial impact. Forming Advisory committees, organizing survivor speak outs, using art and film to record our histories are all effective methods to make our message heard. We ARE the experts on Domestic Violence, we know what services are lacking and which ones are working....more