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I have always been a thank you note writer. I firmly believe that snail mail is magical, and the art of thank you note writing is alive and well. In fact, when we were married in 2012, I wrote...
I have always been very careful NOT to ask friends and family when they were going to have a child (or another one). After personally experiencing this line of questioning for the last eleven years, answering this question can...
Thursday, November 12, 2015 The day I thank God my phone was actually charged. Sitting at my desk, I received a phone call that would change so many lives for the better.  "Traci, hey, it's (name) from the adoption agency." This...
If your baby’s first picture looks like this, you may have had some trouble getting to that point. And you may have dreaded the seemingly innocent question so many people ask. “So when are you going to have a...
If you follow me at all or have read a single sentence that I have written in the last seven months, then you know that my husband and I lost our son, Theodore, in February 2017. We suffered with...
Pregnancy loss is sadly not new to me. I had two very early miscarriages when trying to have my first two children. At the time, none of my best friends were trying to get pregnant or even thinking about...
Sharing birth stories is a rite of passage for mothers. We take pride in this massive achievement of growing a human and bringing it forth into the world. The difficulties and successes of pregnancy and delivery are like badges of...
I am twenty-nine years old. My parents divorced when I was five. I have lost eight grandparents total (four biological grandparents and four step-grandparents). When I was in my senior year of college, one of my dear high school...

Dear Angel Babies

Let me begin by saying I never had the honor of carrying you or experienced the pain of losing you, but you did come to me through loved ones. When you made your first appearance, we were filled with...
I have a story no one wishes to have. A story that I wouldn’t wish on my biggest enemy. A story no one thinks will be theirs. A story that most people who know me do not know, but...

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Tea Rex :: Korean Corn Dogs and Bobo Tea

Tea Rex :: Korean Corn Dogs and Bobo Tea Recently my daughter and I stumbled upon a cool little spot located right here in Lafayette...