Pookie Visits Euclid Beach Park

(Topic: Beach, adventures, teddy bear) Hi Friends! This week we happened to be visiting Cleveland, Ohio, and at one point I was in Euclid with a couple hours to kill. Pookie and I looked at google maps and picked out a likely looking park! Pookie on a swing. I wasn’t rocking him, the wind was!!

Thanksgiving with Pookie

(Topic: Thanksgiving, Holidays, Weighted Bear/Pookie) Hi Friends! Many loss parents struggle with Thanksgiving – it’s a holiday with a lot of family coming together, and not all families are completely understanding and supportive. My husband and I are lucky. Our families are both really supportive overall, and my family’s Thanksgiving traditions are pretty laid back

Pookie in Dayton and Yellow Springs

(Topic: Travel with Pookie) Hi Friends! Last fall, when hubby was doing a lot of interviews and I went along, Pookie and I got to spend a day exploring the Dayton area, and ended up exploring Yellow Springs. You get to enjoy pictures of Pookie playing at a local park we found! Pookie being my

Thoughts about Easter

(Topics: Grief and Anxiety, mental health, Easter/Religion, cemeteries) Hi Friends, The other day, I spent the day with Charlie. I have been feeling really, really sad and overwhelmed lately. Sometimes, when I’m feeling heavy, it’s very hard for me to figure out why – and knowing why makes it easier for me to either live

Visiting Charlie in January

(Topic: visiting grave) Hi Friends, I’d like to share with you a little bit about visiting Charlie. At the moment, we live about 45 minutes away from where he’s buried. Pretty soon we’re going to be more like 2 hrs and 15 minutes away… This means that we visit Charlie whenever it makes sense to

Mommy and Me Apron

(Topic: Sewing, Teddy bear clothes) Hi Friends! Well, I had a migraine on Saturday and was busy on Sunday, so here’s the post I was supposed to finish on Saturday. Oops! This is a project I really, really enjoyed. This is the first matching outfit Pookie and I have. This is my apron. I did

Scottish Pookie

(Topic: sewing, crafts, weighted bear) Hi Friends! Remember a few weeks ago, when I knitted a hat for Pookie? One of the things hubby noticed was that Pookie’s hat, when set on top of his head, looks like a tam. Hubby joked that Pookie would start borrowing daddy’s bagpipes! Well, you know me: this put

Keeping Pookie Warm

(Topic: Knitting, Weighted bear clothing) Hi Friends! A few weeks ago we had a cold snap and a lot of snow. On the spur of the moment, I decided Pookie needed some cold weather accessories! He didn’t have a scarf yet, and though he did have mittens and hats already, I figured a matching set

Pookie Adventure: Columbus and Ikea

(Topic: Travel, weighted bear) Hi Friends! Another Pookie Travelogue. Last fall we did a lot of traveling, and I take Pookie along and take pictures of him, so here’s a fun photo story of our adventures in Columbus Ohio and visiting the Ikea store there! First stop, hotel! This one had some fun “modern” style

Adventure Pookie: Altoona PA

(Topic: Travel, weighted bears, blueberries, trains) Pookie wanted to dress like Daddy, and do Work. Daddy asked him what he was reading on Mommy’s tablet. Blueberry futures, said Pookie. Research. Important Work. Also, yummy. See, Daddy? Market shares. Sharing. Blueberry PIE. Important. Also, yummy. Hi Friends! As part of last fall’s travels, most of which