It’s me!

My dear little girl drew this portrait of me recently. I’m pretty sure it looks better(and much thinner) than I do in real life right now.

In real life I am a bit frazzled these days. My mind escapes me way too often. I forget appointments, things I had intentions of doing, things I […]

Walking with you~Week 6

Finding Hope and Healing (With or Without a Rainbow)

For this post, we will share our experiences with longing for another baby to fill our empty arms. Some experienced a subsequent pregnancy after loss. Some may be fearful of embarking on that journey again. Some may not […]

Walking with you~Week 5

~ Mirror, Mirror ~

The Comparison Trap

Mothers often fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to one another. This is a trap many women fall into. We compare our families, mothering styles, fashion sense, careers or lack thereof, bodies, etc. Even mothers with […]

Walking with you~Week 2

Clinging in the Pit

If you are not new to loss, talk a bit about early grief. What was it like, clinging for hope in the pits of despair? What did you cling to for hope? How did you survive the early days? What helped? What do you […]

7 Quick Takes~The one with germs

I am thankful for the idea of the 7 quick takes because right now I seem to either have a brain scattered with random thoughts or I am obsessively focused on one thing in particular.

Right now it’s all a jumbled mess.


We […]

In Thanksgiving

It’s not that I haven’t felt thankful. But I am in a funk. The holidays, the lack of sleep, the never-ending to-do list, the cleaning and laundry that I can’t seem to get a grip on, the emotions that vary from minute to minute. Exhausting. But today I choose to look back at this month […]

Sophia Maria~Part 6

Continued from Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5……

As the evening progressed more of our family started to come and go. Toby and Lilly were brought down to visit too. We wanted to be up front and honest with them throughout the process. I didn’t want them to be any […]

Sophia’s Story~Part 4

Continued from Sophia’s Story Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3…..

When the doctor left the room I think shock set in. I really only remember bits and pieces other than crying, Mark and I praying together, and the prayer that I kept repeating in my mind. What else do you do in a time […]

Behold! The BOSCH and Nutrimill have arrived!

I’m still perfecting my bread making skills but I am thrilled with my new toys. I bit the bullet and invested in a BOSCH Kitchen Machine and a Nutrimill. It takes about 5 minutes to mill the flour in the Nutrimill before I set to work with the bread. The recipe I am currently using […]

When it’s this hot…

We are experiencing a HEAT WAVE, yes in big letters, this week here in the midwest. Being 6 months pregnant and having 2 very outdoorsy type of kids we have been doing our best to beat the heat and stay busy inside as much as possible.

We’ve been cleaning, organizing, rearranging and admiring Lilly’s […]