Category: mama life

the best thing and a really hard thing.

“It’s possible for it to be the best thing and a really hard thing,” a wise friend recently said to me of motherhood. And well, I couldn’t agree more. Motherhood is the best thing...

our second week with sweet Noelle

Two weeks with our sweet Noelle. First outing with just mama—to the pediatrician. First four hour stretch of sleep. First time wearing this adorable bonnet!⠀ It’s incredibly fun to dress this little “doll” of...

the gift of motherhood

No one told me how amazing motherhood is. Okay I’m sure they did, or at least tried. But it’s joy is something I could never fathom until I got here… until she got here.⠀...

our first week home with Noelle

One week home with baby Noelle. She has filled our hearts with more love than we’ve known and our home with more baby gear than ever!⠀ So much has happened in a week. So...

meet Noelle

Meet Noelle Elizabeth Collier. Born 8.22.19 at 12:41am. 6 pounds 13 ounces. 20.5 inches long. Clay and I are overjoyed at the blessing Noelle is. She is a true gift from God, our little...

Noelle’s nursery

I sat in her nursery the other night. It was quiet. Clay was gone at class. And as I sat in that rocker and soaked in this room, I could envision her growing up...

6 tips for pregnancy heartburn relief

I started having heartburn in my first trimester, almost immediately after finding out I was pregnant. It came and went throughout my pregnancy, but in this third trimester it’s really been intense! I wanted...

bump progression video

From the time we found out we were pregnant, we began taking weekly “bump photos.” I’ve always been one who has loved photos as a way to remember. And this journey is one I...

when walking looks like waiting

“I will strengthen them in the Lord, and in his name they will walk,” declares the Lord. – Zechariah 10:12 I continue to read in the Old Testament about God bringing back His people–about...

homemade belly butter

One of my symptoms in my second and third trimesters — third trimester especially — has been an itchy belly! With baby girl growing quickly, my belly has been expanding rapidly. And with much...