Category: mama life

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...

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,...