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

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
Okay, let's just admit: life doesn't always come with adequate sleep guaranteed.

You’re Tired, I’m Tired, We’re All Just Exhausted

*/ /*-->*/ Can you remember the last time that you got a full night of blissful, uninterrupted sleep?
Sandy Jorgenson    |   03.10.17 12am   |   SHARE
Feel the gratitude - it's where truth lives. (Image Credit: Unsplash/Emma Frances Logan Barker)

Giving Thanks Amidst Hardship: It Sucks, But Just Try Anyway

*/ /*-->*/ It’s an incredible quality to be able to opt for a happy disposition when you’re being pummeled by life’s at-times ineffable chaos. I admire those who are inherently joyful, or those,... Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   03.1.17 12am   |   SHARE
It’s been ten years, and I’m still reckoning with his death

Reckoning With Grief In The Wake Of A Suicide

Death, we know because it’s drilled into us from an early age, is a natural part of life. We’re gently assured that the best and worst of us pass away. We’re reminded that nothing in life is a... Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   02.20.17 12am   |   SHARE
This is not a pretty story, but it is a true one.

That Time I Had A Hole In My Vagina (Not THAT Hole)

I love the concept of the divine yoni: of the beautiful and powerful nature of femininity, of being a creator and life-giver, and of vaginas being the very source, origin and gateway of life. I love... Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   02.17.17 12am   |   SHARE
The pain of miscarriage lingers every single day.

My Miscarriage Left Me Holding My Body In Contempt

When a bereaved mother is left alone, how deep into the recesses of her mind does she wander? Does she surface for air? Does she want to come out at all?
Sandy Jorgenson    |   02.1.17 12am   |   SHARE
image credit: London Scout via Unsplash

Parenthood And The Passage Of Time

But what can be said for the day upon which I am no longer enough? I dread that day.
Sandy Jorgenson    |   01.31.17 12am   |   SHARE