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The Post I Never Expected To Write About Adoption {Our Disrupted Adoption}

Well, it’s time I peel back the curtains a little bit and tell you about our adoption journey the past 8¬†months. I’ve hinted on more than one occasion that things were rough and there was a guest blog post I wrote on We Are That Family where I gave some cryptic details, BUT very few […]

Motherhood is Snot Easy {#Giveaway}

But it sure is rewarding! We know being a mom is hard work and things don’t always go as planned. So for Mother’s Day, we’re teaming up with Boogie Wipes to offer you a chance to win an iPad Mini and a Boogie Wipes prize pack! Enter Now! Complete the form below to enter to […]

A Sense of the Resurrection: Easter Activities for Families

If you are looking for hands-on activities to help explain the events surrounding Jesus’ death and resurrection, then you’ll want to grab a copy of the new ebook, A Sense of Resurrection–Easter Activities for Families from OhAmanda. A Sense of Resurrection is 12 hands-on activities you can do with your kids in the weeks leading […]

Adoption Update & Fundraiser

You know the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Well, we’ve come to realize that it takes a village to bring a child home through adoption. You are a piece of our village. As we are, hopefully, nearing the end of our projected wait time for our adoption, we have felt a […]

On Due Dates and Miscarriages

I knew the day was approaching. Circled in red on my calendar, it was a constant reminder of what wouldn’t be. My momma heart was bracing itself for the day’s impact. The funny thing about calendar days: you can’t skip over them no matter how much you want to. The youngest reader in the house […]

Confessions of a First Time Baseball Mom

So. Jonah started playing baseball this month. While I played softball when I was young, the role of a baseball mom is definitely a new one for me. In just the three short weeks that Jonah has played, my routine has been thrown topsy-turvy and I’m all discombobulated. I also have a few confessions… Fall […]

Permission To Feel

Life isn’t a Hallmark commercial. I think that’s why I found myself crying while folding the laundry and half-watching the television. The Mother’s Day commercials that usually leave me saying “Aww” have left a bittersweet taste in my mouth this year. For the first time, I understand what so many other women feel about just […]

My Miscarriage Story {Part3}

Four hours of people-watching and a ruined pair of jeans later, I was finally seen by an emergency room doctor. He sent me for an ultrasound–a very thorough internal ultrasound with…wait for it… my BRAND NEW next door neighbor that I hadn’t even met yet. “Hi, I’m Sara. Here are my lady parts. Welcome to […]

My Miscarriage Story {Part 2}

This post is part 2 of my miscarriage story. If you haven’t already, read My Miscarriage Story {Part 1} first. I was numb as we waited in the small waiting room for an exam room to consult with my midwife, but then a couple walked in with a giggle as they memorized the silhouette lines […]

My Miscarriage Story {Part 1}

Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break. ~William Shakespeare It’s been so long since I’ve entered this online space. I didn’t intend to take a blogging hiatus, but sometimes life happens. And then, sometimes that life event melts into another event and before you know […]