All the things.

Oh my. It has been so long, and I am so sorry, for that. In the past, I've lamented the fact that I feel like a fraud of a blogger, as of late. Yes, I have a blog, and yes, I have been sharing on said blog since June of 2010, but, recently, my long posts and intricate ...

What I want, now.

Last year, right around this very time, I published a post called, What I Want, which was both a Holiday Wish List and a nod to The Spice Girls. Last November, I wrote, "There are so many meaningful things that I want this holiday season, and none of them can be held in my hands. I want for my family and ...

“I need to access your heart.”

"Does that stethoscope really work?" he asked, his blue, marble-like eyes widening. "Of course! I am a real doctor," I said, straightening the lab coat I had gotten made for his Halloween birthday party. I'd had it embroidered with "Meredith Grey M.D. F.A.C.S." to wear along with my scrubs, messy bun, Grey + Sloan Memorial Hospital ID badge, and converse ...

Beyond the Baby Blues

Happy Birthday, Book! Today is the day! After years of writing, months of teasing, weeks of sharing photos and videos of reviews, copies and clips... today, "Beyond the Baby Blues: Anxiety and Depression During and After Pregnancy" is out! I am so overwhelmed by this -- we wrote a book! If you do get a chance to read Beyond the Baby Blues, ...

Six, Ever After.

I sat down to write this message and the deluge started from my eyes before my fingers could touch the keyboard. I placed my hands on my heart. I don't know how to describe this feeling. Intense love mixed with incredulity mixed with wistfulness... and something else. But when you love someone this much, there isn't always a word. There ...

On Your Birthday

Dear Husband, On your birthday 10 years ago, we had just gotten engaged. You came into our first shared bedroom to find 25 wrapped gifts on our bed, to honor your 25th birthday. On your birthday nine years ago we were preparing to get married. We took a trip to NYC to meet Twin halfway between Philadelphia ...

March Forth, With Love.

The fourth of March has been an important day for me for many years. It is a happy day and it is a sad day. First, happy. March 4th is my girl J's birthday, and yesterday she celebrated the big 3-0. I stayed up until midnight so I could make sure to wish her a "Happy Day" ...

Wonderful and Featherful

You guys. Seriously, you rock. You've made my birthday so wonderful and you've filled it with amazing treats, feathers, and, most of all, words. You've shared your words with me today and each note, each word has meant something to me. So thank you. And I'm covered in feathers, from my top To an incredibly special gift on ...

Oh happy day.

Thank you, my sweet friends, (online, offline, and everywhere in between...) for making me feel this special. (Which, by the way, is SO special!) Today has been a lovely a day and it's only 1pm. So thank you, thank you, thank you. (And, by all means, keep it comin'!) Love and Macaroons, The Bday Gal.