Episode 160: Josh’s Mum

When today’s guest, Jane, reminded me of the great children’s story, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen, it made me smile. It is a wonderful book that has been made into a nursery rhyme that I loved to do with my kids. If you remember the rhyme, it starts...

Four Years Ago

Four years ago this weekend, I was so content. I had my amazing, beautiful three children up with Eric and me for the full week celebrating Elk Rapids Harbor Days as we had done since buying our cottage up north in 2014. We piled into the in the boat in our pajamas...

Episode 133: Where is God in My Grief?

When applying to medical school, potential students are required to write a personal statement to accompany the application. I remember specifically what I wrote in my statement because I was in the pain of grief. I wrote that I was applying to medical school to...

Where is God in My Grief?

A few weeks ago, I was thinking about topics to discuss on the podcast with Gwen and I realized that we had never done an episode focused purely on faith. Faith in grief is a struggle for many, but for others, it is the only reason they feel they can survive. For me,...

Introducing… Podcast Wrap-up Q&A

Have you ever wanted to ask a question to a guest of the Always Andy’s Mom Podcast? Here is your chance! This Tuesday at 2pm Eastern Time, tune in to Always Andy’s Mom on Facebook Live, YouTube, or Twitter. We are excited to announce that we are trying...

Always a Hawkeye

The third week of April in 2004  was a big one at The University of Iowa Hospital. A brand new Labor and Delivery unit was opening. I remember finding out that Andy’s due date was April 21st and hoping that we would make it to that date so we could use the brand...