What pregnancy taught me

What pregnancy taught me

I watched entirely too much Dexter to feel fully comfortable with what was happening with my body. But then again, 36 hours of med-free labor will make you agree to just about anything. By this point, pregnancy had stretched my body to its limits and I was down to the final hours; I just wanted … Read More

Boxed adventures

Anybody who knows me knows one thing well: I love food. I mean, I’m obsessed with it. Yet oddly enough, I’m a vegetarian. This was a choice I made after watching my dad suffer through three open heart surgeries starting at the age of 38 until he passed away from a heart attack at 62. … Read More

Life and tragedy

Life and tragedy

When I was home for Christmas, I found a photo of my mom from 1972. While she looks terrible in the photo, it’s one of my favorites. My parents were dating and Dad was driving regularly to Pekin, IL from his hometown of Maroa, which was about an hour away. He was visiting that Easter, … Read More