Adoption

Motherhood. (The Things No One Ever Told me.)

No one ever told me how absolutely heartbreaking motherhood would be. No one ever told me how scary or challenging or exhausting or hard this path is. I didn’t know how much my body would ache or how many meals I would skip or how many nights I would go without sleep.   There have… read more

The Birth of Me.

What a difference a year makes! I’m feeling all the feels tonight as I tuck my 12 month old baby into bed and remember this night a year ago. I was so spent, I had reached the end of myself and my pregnancy and I had gone for one last waddle in the cool evening… read more

Arrows and Teepees Baby Shower.

Hey guys! As you may have suspected, I’ve been a little busy lately.  My days are completely used up sorting baby clothes, figuring out where the bassinet is going to fit, going to final meetings with my midwife/doula and breathing through these last few weeks before baby comes. Oh, and let’s not forget: going to… read more

This Was Our Valentine’s Day.

This might look ordinary to some, but on a day when 17 hopeful young lives got mowed down in a school and other dear souls are fighting for their last breaths on a hospital bed, this is EVERYTHING. Yesterday, I’m pretty sure, would not have looked like anything special in the world’s eyes. J called… read more

2017: The Year of The Unconditional.

Whew! What a year! 2017 was not for the faint or the uncommitted, that’s for sure. In fact, if I didn’t know better I would think it was one of the most pointless and wasted years of my life. If I didn’t believe in a higher plan, I’d probably just go ahead and call it… read more

To the Lonely at Christmas.

To the lonely at Christmas I see you and I know. I know what it’s like to get together for the first time and have to set the table for one less then you did the year before because cancer came and left you an empty chair I know what it’s like to feel the… read more

Adoption Update: One Year Later.

What a difference a year makes! Last year this time, we were getting ready to host our first child from Colombia and our hopes were high that we could be her “family” and then she came and she spent Christmas with us and we fell in love with her… we baked cookies and painted nails… read more

How to Survive the ApocEclypse: The Adult Guide

This was a week for the history books. First, it was cloudy and it rained every single day this week, which is highly unusual for us here in the desert, and second, I was trapped in my house with a toddler and a cantankerous 8 year old. Then when it finally cleared for 2 seconds… read more