on Easter and 39 weeks

on Easter and 39 weeks

Yesterday did not start out well. Yesterday started with a total, epic-sized mama meltdown because I didn’t have an Easter dress that fit me. At 39 weeks pregnant, I was upset to not have some perfect pastel-colored Easter dress. Ahem. #hormones Needless to say,...
on 38.5 weeks {a #girlwithbaby update}

on 38.5 weeks {a #girlwithbaby update}

So I’m almost done being pregnant. I can’t even… The next time I post an update it could be about baby, while I’m holding him or her. UNREAL. Symptoms: – Contractions: more in the evening. Enough to take my breath away, but can talk/walk...
on the orchid that has been telling my story

on the orchid that has been telling my story

Last year, after we lost our third baby, a dear friend of mine gave me an orchid. It had several blooms on it already, and the directions said to simply water it once a week. At the time, the gift itself was meaningful. After all, my love language is ‘being...
on (in)courage: the fence meets the beach house

on (in)courage: the fence meets the beach house

I have some fun news, friends. Like God-sized dream, hugenormous, fun news. And of course it starts with a story.  Nearly five years ago, I sat in a cold, empty office building with a heart that matched. My husband and I lived hundreds of miles away from our family...
on Five Minute Friday: writer

on Five Minute Friday: writer

Linking up again with Five Minute Friday at the lovely Lisa-Jo Baker‘s.The rules: write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. Hop over to her place to find out the full scoop behind FMF, and to visit other posts that were freely written...
on the superhero cape you each deserve

on the superhero cape you each deserve

Oh mama. It’s been one of those days, hasn’t it. The kind where sleep and patience are thin, toddler tempers are raging and so is your headache. You want to sit down for exactly three minutes and refuel, but that’s nie to impossible with small people...
on 35 weeks: a #girlwithbaby update

on 35 weeks: a #girlwithbaby update

Ahem. We are nearly inside a month. Question: how did you NOT freak the freak out when expecting your second child?? Also, why do you suddenly see ALL THE PROJECTS as if through a magnifying glass when expecting your second child? Like big projects. Like cleaning all...

on sharing our stories in real life

Over six years ago, I started writing online. For a long time, it was simple recipes, newlywed tales, and my reader was my mom (she’s still one of my most faithful – hi mom!!) Then we moved to another state and were living on the prairie, far from people...

on Chicken, Wild Rice & Mushroom soup

While some of you are seeing shoots of green come up through the dirt, buds on trees, and are playing outside in shorts… here in Minnesota we got yet another winter storm last night. 4-6″ of snow coming down. I’m tempted to groan along with the rest...

on 30 weeks: a #girlwithbaby update

Oh my. Single digit weeks, people. SINGLE DIGIT weeks until we meet this baby. Because it’s actually nearing 31 weeks now. Oh my. This week, after our 30 week doctor appointment, we stopped at Babies ‘r’ Us. I’ve been having some intense pubic...

on puppies and being loved intensely

The day my son was born, just over two years ago, his brand-new daddy made a run to the hospital gift shop. He returned with a small yellow puppy stuffed animal that looked very much like our beloved golden retriever at home. That little puppy was placed in the...
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