The Grandmother Diaries - Memories and Deaths

The Grandmother Diaries – Memories and Deaths

Two days ago, I found out that one of my favorite Great Aunt Jill had died. Her husband, my Nan’s brother, died while I was bursting pregnant with my eldest. I realized as I received the news of Jill, I have no actual memories of my uncle, even though he survived to my thirtieth year. Read More

11 Thoughts While Having a Transvaginal Ultrasound - Sammiches and Psych Meds

11 Thoughts While Having a Transvaginal Ultrasound – Sammiches and Psych Meds

As a woman of a certain age, I’ve had enough doctors, nurses, technicians, interns, and members of the general public up in my hooha that if I lined them all up, we could fill out a parade. With two miscarriages, three children and a round of fertility treatments under my belt, I’ve had more ultrasounds than I can count on all my Read More

Not all wounds are visible: Insights into marriage with a narcissist 1

Today I’m Thankful for the Mother-in-Law I Never Knew

I wrote this last year on Mother’s Day…but the sentiment holds true today… This Mother’s Day is going to be a little unlike any I’ve spent before it.  I have celebrated many a Mother’s Day as a daughter.  I’ve been lucky over the past eight years, to celebrate it as a mother with both my Read More