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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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  • What this man said made me never want to fly coach with my baby again

What this business man said made me never want to fly coach with a baby again

June 20th, 2017|20 Comments

        I tend to have anxiety. I also tend to overthink the things I'm having anxiety about.   So it was no wonder that when I had a trip scheduled to fly

Pregnancy Loss: Just a bump in the road?

June 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Pregnancy Loss: Just a bump in the road?

Pregnancy Loss: Is it just a bump in the road of life? Or is it something more? Here's what I learned about pregnancy loss after experiencing it for the first time.

To the mama who is waiting

May 27th, 2017|5 Comments

I have spent a fair amount of time waiting over the last several years. Waiting for a foster license. For a foster baby. For a court date. For an adoption. For the time to say

There’s just something about a mother’s eyes

May 14th, 2017|0 Comments

"The chicken needs a bit more salt," I advised as I handed over the brown paper sack stuffed with the makings of a taco dinner. She took the bag, this perfect stranger, and looked back

  • Wonderful You Giveaway + Book Review

Wonderful You: Giveaway + Book Review

May 2nd, 2017|2 Comments

"This one, mommy."   "OK," I say in a voice much more cheerful than I feel.   My daughter plucks a book out of the basket in which we keep our weekly plunder from the

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

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when building a family is just a little bit complicated