• Neglecting Myself

    Neglecting Myself: It’s Been 3 Years & It Stops Now.

    Three years. That’s how long I’ve been neglecting myself in terms of oral preventative health care (among other things). That’s how long I put my own importance on the back burner. THREE YEARS! I worked for a dentist when I was in high school and it was there that I learned to really appreciate the value of good oral hygiene. Brushing two – or three – times a day. Daily flossing. Frequent fluoride rinses. Prior to these three years I wouldn’t have dreamed of neglecting myself. I was firmly planted in the chair of a dental hygienist every six months…like clockwork. So what happened? I’d like to blame kids: my…

  • Reflections & Looking Forward

    Whew! October was certainly a month of emotions as we honored and brought awareness of Pregnancy and Infant Loss here on 3 Under 3 in 15 months @SimplyWriteous.com (and on Facebook and Instagram, too). For the first time, I really shared about my multitude of losses while bringing along so many other women who agreed to have their story shared here as well. As I reflect over all these stories there is a common theme: time changes the wound but it doesn’t quite fully heal AND there is hope. My heart really does go out to all the men and women who have had to experience this sort of excruciating…

  • When Words Fail Us…

    The power of words is undeniable. Not just the words spoken, but how they are spoken. I got to thinking about the quick and easy “canned” responses given in struggled situations, simply because we are caught off guard don’t know what else to say. Generally spoken with best intent, but serving only to make the person (or situation) feel worse. Calm down.Well, at least……It is what it is.This is just part of ____ (<— insert a choice you’ve made here)Maybe it’s a blessing.You can always try again.It’s just the season of life. Etc.Etc.Etc. And while some (if not all) of these things are true, in the moment they don’t generally…