not right now

// on giving others time to grieve // Our miscarriage was the deepest, darkest place of grief I have ever known. There were people who wanted to “help me along” in my grieving, to...

Give It a Day

We’re in quite a different place than we were last October (see below!) Baby girl’s walking and talking, not spitting up and blowing out. We often only see the highlight photos of motherhood on...

30-year-old virgin

I was a 30-year-old virgin on my wedding day. It’s a fact the world would tell me to hide, but it’s a truth I long to proclaim–not in pride for my purity, but to...

7 things that helped me through my miscarriage

This was my first and only baby bump photo. The quality isn’t great. It’s pixelated. And yet it’s a special photo for me. October 15 is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, and...

on weaning

Well, she’s weaned. Just like that. We dropped a feeding a week, and gave this last one a bit longer since it was Daddy’s birthday. But it’s done. It’s bittersweet. I’ve cried buckets of...

Noelle’s first three months film

Reflecting on Noelle’s first year, I was inspired to create this video capturing her first three months. I can’t believe how quickly she has grown. The milestones come one right after another. Life is...

on single-tasking

It seems as if everyone’s all about multi-tasking. These days I find myself drawn to single-tasking. Don’t get me wrong—I’ve spent plenty of my days more-than-multi-tasking. But it really hasn’t served me well. It...

called in an uncertain time

I don’t know if you noticed right away, but my eyes are stained with tears in this photo. And yet there is genuine joy behind this smile. I was tired. It was April 12,...

the chase

I felt like I was always chasing guys. And eventually I got tired. I wanted a man to chase me—to pursue me and to choose me. It took some time, and it was a...

3 tools that saved me as a new mom

Becoming a mom is a great joy. But becoming a mom is a whole new world of unknowns and uncharted territory. It can be a lot to figure out how to: *care for a...