Overcoming Loss with Emily Ferguson - Episode 1
I thought it was only RIGHT to have our first guest be my one and only co-host. Today’s guest is my dear friend Emily Ferguson. We have been friends since the 7th grade. We live 100’s of miles apart but she is still the person I lean on and reach out to often. When thinking of who I wanted to be my co-host for this podcast I knew I needed someone who thought like me, shared the same values and struggles. The person that came to mind was Emily. She’s had her fair share of trials and tribulations and will bring a perspective to the podcast that I couldn’t do alone. We are practically the same person. We used to joke that if things didn’t work out with our current spouses we would just end up together. Totally kidding, but she is seriously the one person who will tell me like it is and isn’t afraid to shoot it to me straight. I think you will find the dynamic between us highly entertaining. We’ve gone through so much both together and in our separate lives. We now have the luxury of raising our babies at the same time, which we will get into more later in this podcast. We both have little girls and know what it’s like to have zero sleep and lots of oh crap, what the heck am I doing moments. We are constantly trying out new products and things to make our lives easier and better. So, you will get to hear about all of that too! Emily is not only a Mom, but a nurse by trade, and a wife to a guy who is true saint to her and the family. She’s also a self proclaimed “cool mom”. If I had to compare the two of us I’d say I am the crunchy, granola Mom always trying to be healthier, and Emily is the trendy, stylish Mom who is always looking for ways to look like a bad ass MILF(Mom I’d Like To Follow) ;). Every Mom needs a little bit of us in their life.
In this episode we talk about the loss of her younger brother at such a young age and how she has coped with the loss.
3 things have helped her cope
- Strong support system
- Keeping busy
“You’re not a victim for sharing your story. You are a survivor setting the world on fire with your truth. And you never know who needs your light, your warmth and raging courage”. - Alex Elle
“Don’t worry about a thing, because every little thing is gonna be alright.” - Bob Marley
What would you tell yourself before becoming a Mom?
Emily: Emily you have no idea how awesome your life is about to become. I hardly remember my pre-kids life because I really feel like my life began when I had my babies.
Danie: I would say that the world no longer revolves around you and things are never going to go according to plan and actually that is for the best!
Parenting Hack: I plan out our weekly meals every week so I know exactly what we we are eating every night. It makes my life so much easier not having to stop at the store every night and also saves me tons of money. And Fridays are always pizza night so if I cook every day of the week I have that to look forward to!
Emily writes her meals on a cabinet spray painted with chalkboard paint to remember what she is having each night. Her favorite recipe can be found here: http://www.skinnytaste.com/cheesy-baked-spaghetti-squash-boats/