"No parent should ever have to bury a child." It's an expression of grief that I'm sure you've heard before, and one that's often echoed when someone dies younger than expected.  It's a phrase I heard a lot in 2015....
When the coronavirus pandemic started setting in, impacting our daily lives, I pulled out an unused notebook and started chronicling it. I wrote down what was going on through my eyes as it played out so that one day my...
Infertility. "You have a 50% chance of getting pregnant."  "Wait. A what?" "A 50% chance...at best." I desperately wanted to ask more questions. My mind was swimming in them. How could this be happening? Why me? Why now? How do we fix it?...
Mid-Michigan Moms is delighted to introduce Elise Ferrary, the owner of The Holding Space Counseling and Wellness, LLC.! They are located in Midland, Michigan, and are currently providing telehealth services to include individual, couples, and family therapy. Additionally, they offer in-person sessions...
If you find yourself feeling a little blue leading up to Mother's Day, know you are not alone. Celebrating Mother's Day as a motherless mother is hard. I lost my mother to pancreatic cancer in October of 2013. Each...
We have always been incredibly honest with our son. It’s a policy that has stood strong against the test of time and has made our connection stronger. Sometimes, it is conversations about things like doctor’s visits and medication and...
When my aunt was in hospice care, my husband and I decided to start preparing our four-year-old for her death and funeral.  My daughter knew my aunt well and I expected her to have a lot of questions. I started...
I wouldn't say I had a traumatic childhood, but I don't remember much that was positive either. My parents were dysfunctional. Alcoholics to be blunt. They got divorced when I was a teenager. We were expecting it, so it wasn't much...
Some time ago, I wrote a microblog reflecting my unapologetic stance on choosing my own and my family's own needs above the approval of others. In the season of “New Year, New Me” I feel the subject should be...