Category Archives: life lessons

to be a mama & a little piece of advice

this season of life has been overflowing with celebration! having several of the girls hit milestones simultaneously hasView full post »

that they know jesus

i spend a lot of time thinking about mothering & assessing how i think it’s all going. not unlike most everyView full post »

looking back…

the last couple years I’ve wanted to post a little blog review but always let it get too far into january andView full post »

frozen

so. fear of health issues haunt me. i haven’t always been this way of course. i went to nursing school for cryingView full post »

18 & brave

i am certain highschool for this generation is completely different than highschool days were for me. i’ve watchedView full post »

speak what is true

i think it’s the angst of all those who are the youngest of  families to want to be known for their own-selves.View full post »

joy overflowing~ unpacking rwanda series

i’m journaling through my images & thoughts from my recent trip~ you may begin here if you’re joining inView full post »

~unpacking rwanda~ a short series of simple thoughts

i’ve heard it said that one day in africa is like six days at home. with over a week’s worth of memories &View full post »

“it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful” giveaway!

i had just walked in the door after a long shift at the hospital. i worked full time as an rn on a very stressful,View full post »

reflect jesus to them

“i effing hate you. you mean nothing to me. you’re not my real mama. i want to tear up the adoption papersView full post »

emi in the middle & a gift for your teenager

for all you young mamas, i will tell you, that toddler who is wearing you out and is learning to shout say sweetly &#View full post »

between you & me signs and a special deal

my precious, real life friend tara & her awesome hubby andy (who will change your flat tire if you’re everView full post »

now that i’ve seen, i can’t unsee…

i’ve wanted to sit down and begin to process the events and connections and relationships and the laughter &View full post »

a lighthouse

buenos días! it’s so funny that after writing a greeting to you in spanish i just sit here, thoughts all spinningView full post »

a sign & symbol of a promise that i’ll never forget

talk about someone who radiates. talk about having joy down deep in your heart & that joy truly bubbles up andView full post »