Heather: Cancer Free

Healthy Woman

Heather Von St James is a mesothelioma cancer survivor and a guest blogger for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. The date was November 21, 2005. I remember it vividly. It was a chilly autumn day in Minneapolis, and I received the shock of my young lifetime. In addition to my role as a mother to … [Read more...]

PPD: Second Time Around

Sad Mom

It’s no secret that I suffered from Post Partum Depression (PPD) after the birth of my first baby. It was a dark, regretful time of my life and one that I find difficult to write about – but I know that I must, sometimes. A twitter follower recently requested a post about PPD with second and … [Read more...]

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

hyperemesis gravidarum

Today's post is an informational blog about Hyperemesis Gravidarum. It was co-written with the lovely Eve from Blooming Perfect, who is unfortunately suffering from the condition at present. She approached me a few days ago to discuss teaming up to raise awareness of this horrific and debilitating … [Read more...]

Mama – Love Your Body!

Mama body

Body image is something that I have struggled with my whole life. I don’t remember a time when I wasn't aware that I was chubbier than other kids I knew, and I have always been uncomfortable with my size. Looking back at pictures, I can see now that I was a perfectly normal size. However, that … [Read more...]