BIO

Writer by day and snack-eater by night, Sandy Jorgenson is a badass and brave mother to one fierce and beauty-filled girl. Find Sandy at sandsmama.com writing about her experience with motherhood, pregnancy loss, secondary infertility and body image, or find her in the water somewhere trying desperately to morph into the mermaid she so badly wants to be.

Sandy Jorgenson's Articles

 In my house, co-sleeping is a hard no.

Why You'll Never Find Me Co-Sleeping With My Child

When I check on our daughter before heading to bed myself, I have to do a quick scan around her full-size bed just to locate her. She is almost never remotely close to where she started out. But she... Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   07.21.17 12am   |   SHARE
Would I relive the entirety of her year as a three-year-old just to revisit all that divine curiosity, joy, and chaos that I know I’ll always miss? Hell no. That’s a hard no.

Why Is Nobody Talking About The Horrifyingly Terrible Threes?

Whoever is responsible for coining the term “terrible twos” and leaving the entirety of the threes out of the equation is sitting at the very top of my sh*t list. Because a little warning would’ve... Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   06.26.17 12am   |   SHARE
For every deluge of garbage you find yourself buried under, know that this too shall pass, that no singular issue has the power to take you down, and that you will conquer each beast in time.

Life Is Hard Work. So If You Want To Eat Cake, Just Do It.

Life is hard work, and I think we all know this with varying degrees of certainty. It’s grueling, it’s relentless, it’s at times unforgiving, and it is always a damn hustle. So if you want a piece... Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   06.20.17 12am   |   SHARE
Your body is beautiful now, cellulite, stretch marks, scars and all. Walk with it, love it as you go, and honor it every step of the way. (Photo by Ashlee Dean Wells, 4th Trimester Bodies Project)

Your Body Is As Beautiful Today As It's Ever Been

So, women, I’m talking to you — give yourself permission to love every inch of you. Honor your body, and meet it where it is. To those of you who’ve given birth: you’re forever changed. Relinquish... Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   06.9.17 12am   |   SHARE
"6. It’ll only take you half a second to realize that the person in the room who smells like BO is actually you."

8 Aspects Of The Postpartum Body You Were Never Warned About

Childbirth isn’t kidding around. Here are eight special gifts that your blessed body bestows upon you to say thanks for turning it into a baby-making machine.
Sandy Jorgenson    |   06.1.17 12am   |   SHARE
"As the daughter of a writer, I was born with a little mechanical pencil in my left hand. Writing is in me."

#RavsWriters: Sandy Jorgenson - Mother, Martin Sexton Fan, Frank Canadian

Welcome to #RavsWriters, an opportunity for you to get to know some of the outstanding human beings who fervently type to make Ravishly the awesome place it is. ​
Sandy Jorgenson    |   05.31.17 12am   |   SHARE
Giving yourself grace as you get older - that's the key to the "graceful" part of aging. (Image Credit: Unsplash/Marivi Pazos)

Learning To Age With Grace

Sitting now on the cusp of my 35th birthday, I find myself taking stock of my life thus far, shoving my youth under a microscope while I ask myself this one thing: Am I careening full-tilt toward my... Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   05.15.17 12am   |   SHARE
Platitudes can't take you all the way to real life transformation.

This Is Not About Cliched Living

This article is the second in a two-part series. Part One was "Forgiving My Father After A Decade Of Estrangement." On my mind... Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   04.13.17 12am   |   SHARE
A decade is a long time to lose with a loved one...

Forgiving My Father After A Decade Of Estrangement

Two years ago, I had a two-year-old daughter who’d never met her grandfather. That was not because my father was deceased, a deadbeat, or otherwise absent; it was because I had written him out of my... Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   04.10.17 12am   |   SHARE
Living it up means letting go of judgment and grudges. (Image Credit: UnSplash/Brooke Cagle)

This Life Just Isn't Long Enough, So Let Those Grudges Go

I didn’t start out as a particularly easygoing person. I’m the eldest of three, and I had an easy time settling comfortably into my role as militant firstborn — I was in the business of following the... Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   04.5.17 12am   |   SHARE