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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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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

8 ways you can honor your grief while celebrating the holidays

November 8th, 2017|0 Comments

I'll never forget my first Christmas after loss. Less than a week before that Christmas, my fallopian tube ruptured, and we lost the little baby we had already loved so much. In the midst of my loss, I went

Book review & giveaway: Loved Baby by Sarah Philpott

November 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Here's the deal: I don't know how to do a book review without being straight-up honest. So I'm going to tell you that when I saw that the new book by Sarah Philpott (whom I adore)

There’s a trick-or-treater missing this Halloween

October 31st, 2017|2 Comments

There's a a trick-or-treater missing from your doorstep this Halloween. Our family rings your bell, our kids in tow, all cute and adorable, and you say so. And just before you close the door, you

From the lady with the peanut butter hack we didn’t know we needed came the life hack we desperately need

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

To Bev -- the mom who gave us the peanut butter hack we never knew we needed ... http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7DsHMga92g   The first time I laughed at you, I felt justified. I wasn't laughing at

If someone looks like they have it easier, just give it some time

October 17th, 2017|1 Comment

My best friend is going through something crazy, horribly hard. I reflect back upon the years in which I struggled with my fertility, and she popped out two kids back to back without any struggle at

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