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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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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

  • I don't have time for cellulite

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

A whisper-cry of worship

June 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Before I even opened my eyes this morning, a song was on my heart. "My soul .... Put your hope in God. Put your hope in God. Put your hope in God. Be still my

  • One REALLY BIG consideration to make before referring gorilla mom to CPS

One REALLY BIG consideration you must make before referring gorilla mom to CPS

June 2nd, 2016|7 Comments

As my husband and I lay in bed, exhausted from putting the kids down to bed -- then back to bed -- then back to bed -- then back to bed for the last time

Gigantor & Jesus: Of really big spiders and extravagant love

May 27th, 2016|1 Comment

   Today I find my thoughts scattered.   Much I've held in. Some for good reasons. Some for not so good.   But the urge to write is strong. I write while I shower. I

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when building a family is just a little bit complicated