Friday, September 14, 2018


Written by: Mindy Woerter

It’s been two years since my abortion. So much has changed. I’ve moved from a place where I thought of my experience as “like an abortion” to accepting it and claiming it as a part of my experience as a woman and a mother, woven into the tapestry of me. I have moved beyond the raw grief and the questioning to a place of acceptance. I’ve lived my life in ways big and small, the biggest being welcoming our rainbow baby into our family. She’s healed our hearts in many ways and made our family complete. 

Saturday, May 5, 2018


"Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it." -Oprah
This past week I finished the half marathon. Another 13.1 miles in the books.
I also accepted a job offer at a smaller company only 3.5 miles from my home.

Closing another chapter.

Sunday, April 22, 2018


In less than a week, I will be running the Nashville Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon. This isn't my first race. I did the full Chicago Marathon when I was 22 and a few half marathons and 10 milers after that. But this is my first race post-kids, which makes it feel like it's my first.

Sunday, April 8, 2018


On December 10th, 2015, my sister received a phone call that changed her life. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system. I remember leaving work to be with her. I remember sitting beside her in complete disbelief, trying to process the news. And I remember her saying to me, "it's crazy how one phone call can change your whole life."

Thursday, February 15, 2018


Joe and Faye are 3 years and 2 days apart. They actually came very close to having the same birthday. I went to the hospital “in labor” with Faye the night before Joe’s 3rd birthday and spent about 6 hours there without any progression. Since I was already very overdue, the doctor suggested I start the induction process, but I decided to go back home instead and wait it out. I really didn’t want my kids to have to share a birthday. I was induced 2 days later.