My name is Laura. I am a mother, a wife, and a woman who has experienced infertility and pregnancy loss. My grandmother adopted me as an infant but my mother was always in my life for better or for worse. She is bipolar and I have plenty of issues I need to work through because of her mental instability and abusive behavior. It seems that most people have dysfunctional families, so I'm sure nothing I have to rant about is shocking in any way, but I need a place to safely rant, complain, and talk about my life and my thoughts without the prying eyes of my family. I want a place to share the joys of motherhood and maybe sometimes the heartache of loss as well.