I used to think being a mom would come naturally to me. Turns out, building my family is just a wee bit more complicated than I hoped.

My story is not always pretty, but it is raw and real, truthful and transparent. And in the midst of infertility, foster parenting, adoption and loss, God’s grace always shows up and gets me through. (Well, that and coffee. A lot of coffee.) Welcome to my beautiful, complicated life. I’m so happy to have you along.

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I am 1 in 4

October 13th, 2016|10 Comments

I am your friend. Your coworker. Your barista. Your accountant. Your personal trainer.   You see me at the grocery store with my kids. My baby swaddled up to my chest, my two older kids hanging off

My victory cry

September 24th, 2016|2 Comments

This morning as I made pancakes, I put on a show I never thought I would watch. A show called One Born Every Minute. It’s a “documentary” showcasing 2-3 couples during labor & delivery. Not

The gift worth opening

September 5th, 2016|0 Comments

One of my favorite parts about Christmas is wrapping presents.  It's not so much what is inside --- although I often love that too.  It is the ability to choose a beautiful textured, graphic printed

Get my new e-book — Living Through Loss: 7 Ways to Survive & Thrive

August 26th, 2016|5 Comments

OK friends! I'm so very excited to announce that IT IS HERE, IT IS HERE! And -- you can get it for free! To receive my free e-book TODAY -- simply fill out the form on

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I don’t have time for cellulite

August 19th, 2016|2 Comments

  This past Christmas, Ryan and I decided we and our kids really had enough stuff. What we wanted was experiences, and time together. And so instead of getting each other or the kids gifts

A letter to my rainbow baby

June 8th, 2016|2 Comments

Dear baby, I sit here tonight, and try to envision what life will be like with you here in my arms. And when that day comes, I'll have to remember what life was like before

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when building a family is just a little bit complicated