Who I Am

| Family, Mommyhood, Personal

Unbelievable doesn’t quite cover it. Just. how. quickly. this. past. year. flew. by. We moved. Found out we were expecting sweet baby number four. Our oldest started kindergarten. Our precious “expectation” finally joined us after the New Year. Two of our growing girls finished their school years. And suddenly, May arrived. The kitchen calendar began overflowing, […] Read more…


The Fear of Stepping Out

| Faith, Personal

Comfort zone. My favorite place to be. Wrapped up all warm and cozy with what is familiar. With what doesn’t cause me anxiety. Or stress. In a blanket of content and stability. And I am guessing that I am not alone. Comfort zones are some incredibly inviting and fuzzy places to be. Where our heart feels settled. […] Read more…

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The Bridge

| Family, Meaningful Moments, Mommyhood, Personal, Womanhood

At first, it was just me. You weren’t even a glimmer in my mind. Through the night-feedings. The early-morning cuddles. The midday naps. The evening tears. Through the first steps. The puddle-jumping. The mess-making. Through the first words. The nighttime stories. The bedtime dance-parties. Through trying new foods. The cooking adventures. The we’ll-clean-it-up-later kitchen messes. […] Read more…


Standing Tall

| Family, Mommyhood, Personal, Womanhood

Just a few weeks ago, thanks to the gorgeous recent Midwest weather, we were able to take the girls outside to soak up the warmth and sunshine. Sweet Snuggle Bug included. Since we were going to be out for a while, I made an extra bottle, grabbed some diapers and wipes, and we found a […] Read more…


The Forgiveness of Motherhood

| Family, Mommyhood, Personal, Womanhood

Not a day goes by when I don’t find myself questioning something I did during the last 24 hours as a mother. Bearing the responsibility for four precious beings, plus an overgrown puppy can, at times, place a lot of pressure on this mama’s perfectionist-driven shoulders. -Did we have enough fruits and vegetables? -Did I encourage each of […] Read more…

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Divide and Multiply

| Faith, Family, Mommyhood

I will n.e.v.e.r. forget the moment. The exact moment when it suddenly “hit”. When my heart was officially divided. Split. When my love for one little being was now shared between two. There were tears. Hormonal, no doubt. Guilt. An abundance. And lots of questioning… ~”How was I going to do this?” ~”How am I […] Read more…


The Perfect Family

| Faith, Family, Mommyhood, Womanhood

A half-dozen months ago or so, a sweet friend posted her pregnancy announcement photo on social media. The family already knew they were having a girl, so they introduced “her” to the rest of the world via ultrasound photo. I was thrilled to comment and read others’ “congratulations” as well, on their precious new addition, […] Read more…



| Faith, Mommyhood, Personal

They can be a.n.y.w.h.e.r.e. They can show up e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e. Hidden in technology. Piling up in the laundry room. Calling through the upstairs hallway in the form of tiny voices. Staring at you from the kitchen sink. And now, more than any other time of year, swaying your attention, at any given moment. By way of […] Read more…

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| Faith, Family, Mommyhood, Personal, Womanhood

Yesterday afternoon, a very sweet friend of mine shared a post through social media. A collection of words that would undoubtedly touch a.n.y.o.n.e.’s heart. A story that totally and completely broke mine into a million pieces She prefaced her sharing by requesting prayers for this incredible family. And their fight. Their very public journey. Their […] Read more…



| Faith, Family, Personal

I could not have asked for a more beautiful October day. Sunny. Breezy. Mid-seventies. The girls had a great morning. After a week on fall break without naps, arguments, tears and hurt-feelings had become a daily occurrence. But today was different. There was a grace in the air that was bound to be releasing. Refreshing. […] Read more…


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