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  • I don't have time for cellulite

I don’t have time for cellulite

  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

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

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

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

   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

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

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

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

The real definition of infertility

      This week is National Infertility Awareness Week.  Maybe you are wondering why we need an awareness week for infertility? After all, don't most people understand that infertility exists? Yes, of course. And

Save Lexi

Our foster son, Z.   This post will not win me any friends.   I already know that.   But there is this burning in my gut that I just can't ignore. Maybe because

An insanely bittersweet day: How I really feel about our adoption

3 years ago today, our lives changed profoundly. Leyla moved in. Maddy gained a sister. Ryan and I gained a daughter.  And our friends Darin & Deanna, with their two girls, let go of the

Living Through Loss: 7 ways to survive & thrive

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