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Momma Love — cancer

The Gift of a Miracle

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The Gift of a Miracle

If you have stayed with me so far - THANK YOU.  I know that stuff was hard to read, and many of you may have had to reach for the tissues.  But this, THIS is why telling all of that sad stuff matters.  You see, there is a very special gift in all of this.  In fact, there are many gifts in experiencing a tragedy.  You just have be strong enough to CHOOSE to see them and understand them.  Without all of that sad stuff - there would be no story.  There would be no Momma Love.  I would just be...

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A Christmas Miracle

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When I first started writing the Momma Love Story, I was already on the other side.  If you read my last post - that was about as sad as it can get.  But the ending is really quite amazing and miraculous.  The thing is though, there really never is an ending.  Life comes and goes in waves.  Sometimes you are on top, and sometimes you are on the bottom.  Losing my mom was by far the hardest thing that ever happened to me, and if you follow me on social media - you don't need to finish the story to...

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Losing a Parent & Losing a Baby

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Losing a Parent & Losing a Baby

My mom didn't come home from that stay.  Well not as herself anyways.  Just a shell of her came home with us.  It was strange, one day we were laying in her hospital bed together - watching the last Oprah show reminiscing on how much we would miss it.  Really, reminiscing about how much we would miss each other...  I got a call, it was Saturday morning and my stepdad had spent the night at the hospital.  He said, "Erin - your mom is not your mom anymore, you need to get here right away".  Once at the hospital, they told...

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Mother's Day

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Mother's Day

It was Mother's Day.  A few weeks earlier we learned that the chemo had stopped working, and that the cancer had spread.  We were supposed to go on a family vacation as we had never been on one before.  But my mom was too sick to board the cruise, it wouldn't be safe.  When my husband and I returned a week we learned that she didn't have long.  It was devastating.  So going into Mother's Day, we knew it would be our last.  That stung so bad. I woke up that morning and peed on a stick.  Sure enough, it...

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The Ugly Truth About Cancer

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The Ugly Truth About Cancer

My mom started chemo immediately.  We were figuring out to come to terms with the fact that she was only given 5 years.  I immediately thought, what if she doesn't get to become a grandma.  I was on a mission, I wanted her to experience that kind of joy.  I wanted to experience that kind of joy with her. I knew my mom would be the best grandma ever.  I had amazing grandmothers.  My mom's mom, my Grammy, used to do art and crafts with me.  We would color eggs, go sledding, go to the beach, the movies.  It was always exciting. ...

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