Category: mama life

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...

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...

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...

sorrow and love

I’m not sure exactly what triggered it. Something we were watching on TV. But it got me thinking about it—about them—again. And as I thought about them, and as I thought about the season...

the marathon of motherhood

// and the six words we really need to hear // My first article for Mom Mentor is up! It’s all about how God meets us in and carries us through our weakness, shortcomings,...

little threads

We drove down Santa Monica Blvd. We passed that crosswalk where I wept, sobbed, mourned that devastating first prenatal appointment/sonogram. I pointed it out to Clay. And he said, “Yeah, but this is also...