Category Archives: life lessons

what i learned from my mentor

she called last fall & asked if i could come photograph their family, including their sweet new pup. i would haveView full post »

to love well

i’ve heard it said that life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take ourView full post »

sometimes not getting it right is okay…

i’m not sure where it started or why i’m really like this, but i don’t like “sad” & iView full post »

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 »


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 »