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A mom-ento: Another mother’s day.

May 12, 2017


A mom-ento for #mothersday #deadmomsclub #acoa

Every year, an October note

October 2, 2016


Seven years ago today I will wake up to a phone call that you were at your apartment, had trouble breathing, called an ambulance, went into cardiac arrest, but had signed a DNR. You will be legally dead. There is nothing I can do. You are an organ donor, so they have kept you on […]

Another year in the books

October 2, 2015


I remember October 2, 2009. I remember the early morning phone call from my aunt that my mom would die. I remember the call two days later during which I consented to have my mom taken off life support. I wonder, does that mean you died twice, mom? I remember crying for what felt like the […]

Apple Poe

July 4, 2013


*This post is meant to be read in conjunction with the song [Something happened in 198(9)] Wouldn’t it be funny if Edgar Allan Poe baked AND wrote poetry? I’d call him Edgar Apple Pie. Get it? I love to bake. I don’t do it as much as I would like to, but there’s something about […]

5 a.m.

November 26, 2012


or sometime before (I’m not sure, but it was at 5 a.m. that I checked my phone for the time) that my brain decides to drudge up memories I’d rather leave packed neatly in boxes labeled “from 2009, don’t open unless you’ve imbibed at least 3 bottles of wine and are alone” to parade in […]

The day that’s hard to celebrate

May 13, 2012


Celebrating mother’s day is like going to a group date while single. It’s hard knowing my friends are out and about with their mothers, eating dinner, laughing, talking, reminiscing, and so on, but I’m sitting on my couch writing about how I’m not. I do have motherly figures in my life, and for the past […]


January 12, 2012


As someone who struggles with depression and anxiety, I’ll be the first person to tell you to not take happiness for granted. I don’t mean “everything in my life is perfect” happiness. I know how rare that is.   I’m talking about those moments in your day when you’re driving around, the sun is warming […]