I live with my husband, Jon, outside of Boston. We are currently raising two daughters: Gracie Kate (3) and Avery Joy (1). We lost our first daughter, Darla Jane, in 2013. She was born at 30 weeks, with multiple abnormalities. Darla passed 12 hours after she was born. I started writing out of necessity. I used blogging to keep family and friends updated during my high-risk pregnancy with Darla. After she passed, I found myself connecting with women through writing. Writing evolved from a way to hide from painful conversations, to a coping mechanism, to something I truly love. Check out my blog at MyWesternNest.com.