Pleased To Meet You

Dear BB1,

Last Friday, your Dad and I had another routine sonogram. We love going to these doctor’s appointments because we get to see you, or at the very least we get to hear your heartbeat and hiccups and tiny baby noises. This time, we got to see your little tiny features: your eyes, your mouth, your […]


Friends, I’m going for it. I have felt the need and I’ve felt it for a long time now. I know, it’s heavy. I know, it’s also Friday. But please, bear with me, because this is too important to ignore.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, and let’s be honest, sometimes especially in our current political climate we wish we did, you’ve heard about the #metoo movement. […]

The Proposal

WHEN: Wednesday, January 7, 2015

WHERE: Angela’s tiny one-bedroom apartment, Largo, Florida

HOW IT WENT: It was Date Night (every Wednesday for us), and earlier that day, I had asked Martin if he would help me […]

“What are you having?”

“What are you having?”

“Is it a boy or a girl?”

“Do you know if it’s a boy or a girl yet?”

“When do you find out if it’s a girl or a boy?”

“What do you think it is? A boy or a girl?”

“Which one do you want? A girl or a boy?” […]

Cravings & Crying

This Friday will mark 8 weeks exactly into this pregnancy, which also happens to be 2/3 of the way through the First Trimester¬†(Y’all gon’ learn today!)
The first trimester of a pregnancy is mainly marked by morning sickness (in more than 50% of women!), gas, cravings, and emotional turbulence (because hormones are all kinds of whack-a-doo.)
Morning Sickness has me. But it’s […]

Great News

Dearest friends & readers it is with great joy & celebration that I report:
After 11 months trying, countless doctor visits in both Florida and Illinois, med changes, countless sticks peed on, more than 25 pounds lost, and gallons of tears shed:
Martin and I are officially having a baby!!! […]

Blogger’s Block

Blogger’s block is a real thing. And I’m in it. Man, am I in it. I want to try to explain it to you because it’s different from regular writer’s block, in that I don’t write poetry, novels, or stories for a living. Here on my blog, I try to write what brings me joy, sadness or an itch in that moment; to have a healthy mix of stories, funny things, helpful things, and serious and dear-to-my-heart issues. Lately, though, my trouble has begun to grow, and here’s why: […]