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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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Recent Posts

Born Broken: A must read for all moms who sometimes fear they aren’t enough

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

My friends Mike and Kristin Berry at Confessions of an Adoptive Parent¬†¬†recently gave me the opportunity to read Kristin's new book that just released this week:     Born Broken by Kristin Berry

How I really feel about the Duggars — and why

March 8th, 2017|Comments Off on How I really feel about the Duggars — and why

Writer's note: I thought long and hard about whether to post the following blog. Have I met my purpose in writing by my first post about the Duggars? Will this be construed as getting on

A letter to my postpartum self

February 28th, 2017|1 Comment

Dear postpartum body of mine, Most of the time, I start letters with something like, "You know, it's been awhile since we talked ..." Except that would be a lie. I talk to you all

The Domino

February 27th, 2017|1 Comment

 Some people have said that we are resilient. That we have persisted, and held on to hope. The truth is ... Last year at this time I was ready to call it quits. I asked

I don’t do mom’s groups

February 24th, 2017|2 Comments

This morning was mom's group.  It's my mid-week sanctuary. A little splice of time I which I need to contribute nothing to anyone --- just soak in sweet  coversation with my friends, escape from parenting

If this is what it means to be great — you can have it back

January 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Dear baby,  You are sleeping here, peacefully in my arms.  I look at you, and I know how precious you are. That's what we mamas do best right? We see the value in our children,

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when building a family is just a little bit complicated