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August 28, 2018

 Today is National Rainbow Baby Day (how sweet that you get your own day!?)  What is a rainbow baby? It’s the baby born after losing a baby due to a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. It’s the baby that fills your tummy in a way that leaves you more aware than yo...

June 24, 2018

Today I woke up and immediately made pancakes for my 3 kiddos...they were elated! 

After that I had a cup of coffee and then went to the gym with all 3 kiddos in tow. Which means I had to get them all dressed, with my girls matching of course.

After that I stopped for a...

June 14, 2018

6 tips to surviving summer2018!

January 20, 2018

The title of this blog is strictly for my “time hop” purposes in the future. 

WHAT UP GUYS!! It’s been SO long...I don’t even have an answer as to why?! The last few weeks I’ve said to myself like 2304850 trillion times “I need to blog about that!”...and what do I do wh...

October 16, 2017

Pregnancy and infant loss...Grief, in all of its capacity. One thing He continues to show me in times of sorrow is His unfailing, perfect love. I've lost family members, even my mother at a young age, friends, relationships along the way, trust with people I swore woul...

September 21, 2017

surrounded by darkness in the truck...the black of night, the black of the truck and pavement, the black of my thoughts. 

2 years ago Sam re-planted our flower garden in the front yard.

It was a a few weeks after our miscarriage and 1 week after some unfortunate news was...

September 8, 2017

Writing to you about “mom-shaming” is tricky because I kind of feel like I’m mom-shaming the mom-shamers. No one needs all that chaos. But like, don't the moms who shame others get spit up all over their clothes and drown in laundry like the rest of us? We all know the...

September 1, 2017

Yes, I went there. Haha...but this isn’t a review about the song...not really. One interview I watched mentioned that LWYMMD, in a nutshell, meant “Look, your antics and ‘bullying’ caused me to creatively put together this awesome video and break tons of records and re...

August 26, 2017

Redemption. How would you summarize that word in 1 sentence?

Had you asked me to do this 6 months ago I would have said “When God takes something ugly and makes it beautiful.” I still believe that to be true, but what does that even mean? I have acne on my face and if I...

August 24, 2017

This week is my anniversary...if you can even call it that...of a pretty hefty conversation I had with my husband, Sam, 2 years ago. I’m not gonna lie...in that very heated conversation, I thought my marriage and 12+ year relationship was o v e r. (For those of you who...

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