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The weight of grieving

I’m down another 1.2 lbs, which is an even 15 in the last 6 weeks. It also ushers me out of baby-weight completely and puts me squarely in the middle of the range of pounds […]

Jan, 25

Movement

Last year (2013) was a year of feeling a significant lack of control over the things happening in my world. My grandmother’s funeral was the first week of January and the feeling of being too […]

Dec, 10

The first month

The first month slips by in such a strange way. So much time is spent just like this, pinned down in place by someone who doesn’t even weigh 8lbs. I know I’ve experienced a first-month […]

Oct, 26

ER Day

Today has been spent watching the love of my life undergo a billion tests, receive an inordinate amount of morphine, and moan, whimper and cry out in pain. It has been one of the hardest […]

Jun, 11

Is it *really* rape?

To be honest, all of the focus on rape culture has been really uncomfortable for me because it reminds me of wounds I haven’t yet allowed to heal. I’m glad the conversation is finally happening […]

May, 29

Gestational diabetes is kicking my ass

This isn’t my first rodeo- I had gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy. This time though I have double the duration of managing it. Three months longer than last time of insulin injections bruising my […]

Apr, 29

Fallow

I keep coming home with the intention to write. Or paint. Or collage. Anything would be great. And then after dinner is made and I’ve watched Simpsons and Big Bang Theory and Family Guy and […]

Apr, 21

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