A Woman of Her Word

A blog by Michelle Brodrick Studio

November 29, 2019

1 + 1 = 2.

This ... the most basic of equations, it has never meant so much. It was just over a year ago that I stood, pregnancy test in trembling hand, gripped by fear knowing that we would be adding a second child to our little family of three. I felt paralyzed by the...

September 7, 2019

Faces filled with suspicion, they lock their eyes on me, "...how are you doing?"

I've given birth to baby number two, and I swear I can almost hear their inside voices speaking on the outside... "and, by that I mean, how are you REALLY doing? Really, truly, like, for re...

July 11, 2019

I don't often splurge and buy myself gifts.

Don’t get me wrong, there was most definitely a time when I did. Shopping sprees, my favourite kind, the ones that meant I’d be walking out of the mall with full hands. Bags full of shoe boxes, shoe boxes full of heels ... aft...

March 21, 2019

Your Dad and I joked recently that perhaps we should've seen it coming. As early on as the days you lived inside my womb, you were throwing little hints at us that should have given us some insight into just how very strong your disposition had already grown to be. You...

January 26, 2019

Part I of this story (link here) was penned when I was just beginning to master my footing as a new Mama. The thick fog of post partum depression was just beginning to clear, and things were ... fresh. Ever since then I have been wanting to take another stab at it ......

January 3, 2019

My last one-on-one memory of my beloved Nan takes place at my parents oak dining table just a few short weeks ago. It had been a tough day for her, as many of her last days were. With a body and mind that were slowly and ever so surely failing her, she sat there, caref...

November 16, 2018

So, to be blunt, there is another reason why I've made it through all of the challenges of motherhood that I keep talking about ... and this can be summed up in 5 simple words ...

The. Women. In. My. Life.

The strong, gracious, inwardly and outwardly beautiful...

October 19, 2018

I wear many hats. Some of them are more worn out than others, with brims that are frayed at the edges and threads that are beginning to unravel. They are each significant in their own way.

A handful of them represent each of my cherished relationships, and are embroider...

August 25, 2018

And when she was born ... I did not have the glowing, lights from the clouds, halo over the baby's head "AHHHHHHH" moment that you always hear about. We didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl and I thought that moment, that surprise was going to be the most amaz...

June 4, 2018

We spun a globe and waited for its rotation to slow. We prayed for our fingers to land on a spot we hadn’t yet thought of before ... somewhere unexpected.

Somewhere different from what we knew. A place to go to escape. To get away. From all of it ... the trials and the...