04th Feb

The Night I Forgot My God – a mother’s story.

Have you ever had a moment of brokenness that even after it is over, months later, you can think back to and recall perfectly how you felt – and how much it changed you? I have. I want to share it with you today. It’s from 5 days after Edison was born. It’s definitely not the prettiest […]

10th Nov

15 Tips for Flying with an Infant

Before the flight: “Oh great, she’s got a baby on board.” After the flight: “Oh wow, I didn’t even know you had him on board!” Our little guy was on 18 flights in his first year of life and believe it or not, he didn’t have a single bad flight *knock-on-all-the-wood*. I think, like with […]

16th Sep

We Are(n’t) the Perfect Family

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, professional pictures, blog posts – to the social media world, and maybe to you, my family may look perfect. I get encouraging, genuine, loving comments day to day about how beautiful Edison is, or our family is, etc. And it means so much to me. It is so incredibly kind and lifts […]

23rd Jun

Wait, You Take Your Baby Where?

“I can’t resent this baby.” – these are the words I said to Eric in late night confidence after I found out I was pregnant. Most women say that sentence as they process and “grieve” the passing of their old life and acceptance of their new life as a mother. But for me, that sentence […]

27th Mar

I Have Never Like This

So little has changed since October. And yet, everything has. A floppy eared, full-lipped, chunky legged baby boy was brought into this world on October 6th, 2014. After a lot of hard work and pain and literal blood, sweat and tears – he was here. He is here. Oh my word he is here. In […]

18th Dec

A Plea to Already-Moms Everywhere

***At 32 weeks pregnant, I wrote out this blog post one morning. Exhausted and frustrated, the tears ran from my eyes as I furiously left my heart in the words I typed. Spurred into action by yet another ridiculous comment from a stranger at the store about how awful parenthood is… and tired of hearing […]

28th Sep

A Prayer for my Unborn Son – These Frail Hands

Little guy, as you grow inside my belly each day, you hold my thoughts captive. When I wake up (if I sleep at all) I think of you. When I work, I think of you. When I laugh with your father, I think of you. I think of all the ways I could fail you. […]

26th Sep

A Pregnancy Post – with pictures!

I’ve had so many of you lovely folks requesting photos of our nursery and for some reason, my huge belly as well.. 😉 It makes me so happy to know that so many friends and family already love little Glass and want to follow along in his life journey. While the nursery has been all […]

28th Jan

Motherhood, Don’t Overthink It.

The rest of us non-moms can see you without the blinders of this pressure filled and opinionated society. So can your kids.

30th Nov

Orphan Awareness Month: Deborah

With a grin as wide as his arms were spread, Isaiah bellowed, “Hallelujah!” when the judge completed our adoption. And I felt schizophrenic. My emotions waffled all day. One minute the kids’ contagious joy consumed me only to collapse under the weight of loss and heartbreak. For me, our family may be physically made up […]