Good Dad/Bad Dad

Being a parent is tough. Sometimes you feel like the best parent in the world, and other times you feel like the worst. Further complicating things is the fact that these contradictory feelings often happen within minutes of each other! So with no further ado, here are a few of my highs and lows in…

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Heather, Swimsuit Model Extraordinaire

Early this morning I am flying to New York City. All I’m bringing is this: You guys, I am officially a swimsuit model. I know, I know, you always thought I had a bodacious bod and was just wasting my God-given beauty. Well, I’m making it official. Next I’ll be on the cover of the…

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Notes From The Spohrs’ World

Tuesday night/Wednesday early morning Mike and I woke to the sound every parent hates: their child throwing up in bed. Mike grabbed Annie and brought her into the kitchen to clean her while I changed the bed’s sheets. Annie then proceeded to throw up all over Mike and the kitchen. Annnnd after we cleaned her…

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Why Cremation

After Madeline died we had to make the hard decision about what to do with her remains. It’s something that Mike and I hadn’t even really considered for ourselves, and there we were having to make that decision for our baby. I wanted my baby with ME, and the only options were awful. I didn’t…

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That Last Saturday

There is park just down the street that is perfect for children. It has a playground full of swings and sand, a pond that is home to many beautiful ducks, and open spaces covered with plenty of green grass.  Despite this, until last week Heather and I had never taken Annabel there. That is because…

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