Category: mama life

promised land pursuit

My husband and I were exercising in our home gym while our daughter napped one Sunday afternoon. And as I finished up my post-workout stretches, I suddenly found myself with tears rolling down my...

to the mom who’s miscarried

It was that movie moment—the moment we were going to see our baby for the first time. Clay held my hand as we stared expectantly at the sonogram screen. It had been a whirlwind...

from tragedy to hope

Dang This Is Us—it gets me every time. But this time, specifically with the plot line of a pregnancy with twins. It’s really tough to watch. I think of those twins we lost. My...

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...