This website was started back in 2011 when we were just beginning to think about starting a family. Here, you’ll find posts dating back to before the most defining moments in my life — pregnancy, miscarriage, infertility, and prematurity — an evolution from a personal journal (with some embarrassingly bad early writing), to an accidentally viral community for prematurity, to the foundation for my book.

While I’m no longer blogging regularly, I still receive a lot of web traffic from search engines, and so I’ve chosen to keep my archive of posts available to others going through similar hardships. One of the biggest lessons I’ve taken away from our experience is that despite the lack of resources available when it comes to prematurity, infertility, and miscarriage, we are not alone.

Today, I am an active member of the preemie community, both online and having served on the parent advisory board for the NICU where Emmett was. I am also a tireless advocate and a top fundraiser for the March of Dimes, whose research and advocacy programs seek to end prematurity and provide support to all families.

When I’m not raising awareness for prematurity, my day job keeps me busy doing PR for Microsoft. Prior to Microsoft, I led external and internal communications programs for notable brands including Zillow and Expedia, and have also managed the publicity for various additional brands in my consulting work. In the course of my career, I have contributed to numerous published articles on behalf of my corporate clients and have also written personally on the topic of prematurity.

I currently live in Phoenix with my husband, two young sons, and a mischievous French Bulldog, whose collective energy levels simultaneously keep me young while giving me gray hair and wrinkles. At least many of those wrinkles are laugh lines.