October 19, 2017

If you have any form of social media or happen to know a living, breathing human being, you've heard the "#MeToo" movement circulating around. For those of you who do happen to be living under a rock, let me enlighten you. Alyssa Milano posted the following photo on Twitter eliciting a movement: 

This post went viral and people swarmed as it revisited a concept originally created by Tarana Burke. The seemingly simple action of being honest and open about...

October 15, 2017

I'm going to speak to two different kinds of people today, and then I want to tell you exactly why I think both of you need a divorce.

First, I would like to speak to the one my heart aches for the most because I've been there: The one who doesn't want a divorce.

Sweet friend,

I want to start by saying that I am so sorry that this is the road you are on right now, and that you're experiencing this pain. I'm sorry that on that day that you said your vows with such lo...

October 4, 2017

I remember clearly the day that my ex-husband left; it's as if I can watch it on Netflix at a moment's notice. I walked in the door not knowing or suspecting that our home would be ransacked with my husband gone. Everything was strewn about, his things all missing when they were just there 5 hours prior when I left for work. I truly thought he was dead. This was the start of my postpartum anxiety. I remember hyperventilating on the couch, my ears ringing because...

September 20, 2017

As someone who married at the ripe old age of 18 to the man I had been with since I was 14, I’m a little bit rusty to the whole idea of dating. One could even say that I’ve never truly dated, and that would be a valid point to make as my ex-husband was the only person I was ever with. I would’ve sworn up and down that he was the one, and for a long time, he was. The thought of being with anyone else was inconceivable(queue the Princess Bride quotes). Now, dating...

September 12, 2017

In the short 9.5 months since my daughter was brought into the world, I’ve learned that people pity her for what she came into. They pity that she has no visible father, that she is in a single parent home--basically that she “lacks” in some way. Now, don’t get me wrong, I know that being a single parent isn’t easy (believe me, I live it every day), but there isn’t anything wrong with it. When people hear “single parent”, they often stereotype and think of a woma...

April 30, 2017

I get it. I know how much this day hurts. 

I know because I was that girl. I dreaded every pregnancy announcement, every baby picture, every holiday that had something to do with being a parent. I remember the jealousy that raged inside of me every time one of my friend's got pregnant on accident. Why not me? I remember vividly the disappointment and wondering every time that only one line would come up on that test: Will I ever get pregnant? What is wrong with me...

April 1, 2017

I was you once not too long ago. I woke up wondering what was going to hit me that day. Who was going to betray me. Who was going to leave me hanging. How I would be disappointed next. I've experienced the soul crushing feelings of sorrow-the cry that only a truly broken heart knows. The one where your shoulders shake, you can't seem to catch your breath, the tears can't possibly stop coming, and you couldn't make the sobs stop coming from your lips no matter how...

March 22, 2017

As I sit here typing, I feel like the epitome of "Mom Life". I was just spit up on and had a diaper leak on me while I nursed my tired, screaming four month old. Motherhood isn't pretty. Sometimes, motherhood downright sucks.

I remember the moment I realized that being a mom wasn't at all what I thought it would be. I was sitting in bed-five days postpartum. My newborn was screaming, I was alone, and I had absolutely NO idea what she wanted. I had always been told...

February 22, 2017

In the months leading up to and since becoming a mother, I've started seeing a trend of lies that we as mothers are told/believe about what we should be, how we should act, and what is expected of us. I'm here to speak truth to your Mama Heart tonight.

1. Perfection Is Possible

We all have those friends. The ones with 2.5 kids, 2 dogs, a beautiful, pristine, white picketed home. We all want to be that friend, to a degree. We live in an age where Pinterest and...

January 31, 2017

Boy meets Girl. Boy and Girl fall in love and get married. Boy and Girl have two miscarriages. Boy and Girl spend the next two years trying to get pregnant when finally, one day, two little pink lines show up. Everything seems great on the outside. They finally have their rainbow baby! On the inside, though, a panicked chaos ensued. The doctors classified the baby as a threatened miscarriage-a large subchorionic hemorrhage threatened to kill their child. The girl...

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