Gigantor & Jesus: Of really big spiders and extravagant love

   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 blog while driving the car. My mouth reads the words coming off the Frozen book Leyla wants to read every

When the pursuit of dreams looks anything but dreamy

   Yesterday, I took Leyla to the park.  She laughed and played, and occasionally asked for my help, which I gently refused.  There were two other moms there. They were cute. They did planks and squats while their children ran around. While they weren't all made up ... Their hair was neatly pulled back and

Pregnant after loss: where hope and fear collide

   A rainbow I saw the morning of our ultrasound ... A reminder to hope.  Spoiler and trigger alert: this post is about pregnancy after loss. If you are sensitive to pregnancy, you may want to skip this post for now.  This post was written a little over a week from getting a  positive

How I really feel about Mother’s Day, now that it’s finally almost over

   I have been waiting for a month to feel inspired to write about Mother's Day.  It's now 10 pm tonight on Mother's Day, and honestly ... I still don't feel inspired.  I joined Sarah Philpott's #HonorAllMoks campaign. (Click here for Sarah's blog.) It's a brilliant campaign, and I wanted to help. But I still didn't