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GIRL Friend ARE you preggo?

Posted by: erika on: July 14, 2015

That was the Facebook message I got from a friend on April 27th. I was pregnant, about 6 weeks along, and while I wasn’t telling anyone, I wasn’t exactly hiding it either. Well, at least not on Pinterest. I’ve always posted about birth, nursing, doulas, etc. because of my work as a doula. But I […]

Miscarriage and Judaism

Posted by: erika on: June 25, 2015

My wonderful partner and I have been together going on 8 years. And for the last year or so we’ve been quietly trying to conceive, or TTC as us TTCers call it (oh the abbreviations). A bit over one month ago our first successful pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at 8 weeks and 6 days. […]

Where is Gd? Part One

Posted by: erika on: July 19, 2014

It’s a question I’ve been asking myself for the past few months and especially in the past few weeks. When trying to have a baby turned into one of the hardest, most expensive, and most disappointing thing I’ve experienced with my body I asked. When I lost my job and went on interviews with several […]

“You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot — it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that, I try to make sure my experiences are positive.” — Maya Angelou My first experience of Maya Angelou, who died this week at the age of 86, […]

Hello, readers! The past month and two weeks have been really, really intense and full of a lot of seen an unforeseen challenges. It’s left me a bit shell shocked, but with a more clear and better appreciation for the things that matter most in life; like the people who truly care for me. I […]


Posted by: erika on: April 3, 2014

My sister’s obituary Patrice M. Davis was born on July 1, 1982, to Vince and Pathy Davis in Toledo, Ohio. She showed a love for art at a young age. Her parents encouraged her passion for the arts by enrolling her in the Young Artist at Work Program. Her medium was sculpting, ceramics and fine […]

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