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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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The controversial sleep decision you need to make for your baby

January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

I was not going to be the mom who needed an Owlet, a Snuza or any other fancy-pancy, expensive baby monitoring device for this baby. After all, I'd raised three other babies already without any

  • 6 things you do differently in pregnancy after loss

6 Things You Do Differently in Pregnancy After Loss

January 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Pregnancy comes with a lot of expectations. From home pregnancy tests to routine prenatal care to baby showers, expecting moms often breeze through these milestones with ease. Sure there are the heartburn complaints and the

No room at the inn

December 27th, 2017|0 Comments

I can tell you that for a country full of people dedicated to the idea of Christmas being around a baby born in a barn, few are willing to open their own barns because of the inconvenience, the mess, the uncertainty of it all.

Foster care: How to say goodbye — and then say hello

December 19th, 2017|0 Comments

I wrote the following two years ago, in the middle of Z transitioning to his bio family.  Today, two years later, I am meeting with his bio mom to drop off his photo book of

Dear This Is Us — If you’re going to start the talk, make sure to continue the conversation

November 20th, 2017|0 Comments

THIS IS US -- "Number Two" Episode 209 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chrissy Metz as Kate, Chris Sullivan as Toby -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC) Ron Batzdorff/NBC | 2017 NBCUniversal Media, LLC Dear writers

Having a Baby After Loss: 7 Feelings that Might Catch You by Surprise

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

After 5 years of trying for a baby -- and 5 losses along the way -- I was ready to call it quits. I asked my husband to get a vasectomy. He said he wasn't

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