Motherhood

25+ Books for Toddlers About Death and Sibling Loss

Books are a great tool to help children understand death and process their grief, but after Rory died I struggled to find stories that would be appropriate for our 2 year old daughter. Many children’s books are just a bit too advanced for a toddler’s comprehension.

A Brief Glimpse into Grief

The other day a best friend asked how I was doing, and I knew she meant for real. She’s one of the good ones. The honest ones. The ones that aren’t afraid to dig in deep, or sit in silence. She’s one who shows up. Who keeps asking, and offering, and just doing.

Meet Rory John

Snuggle up and get cozy while I introduce to you our little Rory John. Rory is now in Heaven with big sister Olivia, but he deserves a formal introduction too.

Making a Baby Registry as a 2nd Time Mom

Making the perfect baby registry can be overwhelming. And it’s not always easier the 2nd time around! Keep reading to see what’s in and what’s out this time around, on my baby registry as a 2nd time mom.

20+ Gifts for 2 Year Olds That Parents Won’t Hate

As a parent, it’s easy to accumulate a lot of junk over the years. Plastic toys. Toys that break down. Toys that your kid loses interest in… fast. As we head towards Gemma’s 2nd birthday, I’m rounding up a list of gifts that I think are perfect for 2 year olds.