6 Ways to Say I Love You to Your Husband…Any Day

  Love Never Fails – Blog Hop I have joined with some lovely friends to bring you a Love Never Fails blog hop! We’re celebrating this beautiful truth with inspiration, encouragement, and practical helps for you this Valentine’s Day. We hope you are blessed by it!                   Valentine’s […]

Reading Through the Bible in a Year

I’m almost finished with my Bible in a year plan. I know, I can’t believe it either.  And yes, I have my Bible app personalized to be completely hot pink.  This should come as no surprise. The last time I actually completed a one year Bible reading plan was in 2008.  Do you know what […]

Good Tidings of Great Joy

“Rrrr, rrrr, throw up has the rrrr sound!” While I love my son’s enthusiasm for the phonograms he’s learning, I didn’t expect him to connect it to throw up. But that’s about how our Christmas season has been.  We were signing papers at the bank for our house when my three year old started throwing […]

The World Needs Smart Moms

  The kids and I were leaving the grocery store one morning when my 4 year old asked “Mommy, what’s an engineer?” I gave a brief definition and told her about what her daddy does at work before adding one more thing.  I never like to pass up the opportunity to build up her daddy, […]

The Thing About Kids and Christmas

This image popped up in my Facebook feed a few days ago. This post may contain affiliate links, which support the technical costs of running this website.  Thanks!   It was our last Christmas in our house, the house that my husband and I bought as newlyweds.  We brought all of our babies home to […]

Losing a Baby – The Reading List

I’m a reader.  To know me is to know of my love for books and literature. I’m also a researcher.  I approach pregnancy and parenting like I do everything, with systematic research. But I never set out to read a lot of books about losing babies.  It started slowly. When I was in labor to […]

Remembering Our Babies

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. How do you remember your little one?   I have a memory box that the hospital gave me. In it, I’ve got stamps of Elijah’s footprints and handprints.  I love to run my fingers over the imprint of his tiny hand and remember the day I held […]

When Stillbirth Happens: Part 2 of Elijah’s Story

Elijah James was born on July 4 at 2:24 am, already with the Lord. I am keenly aware right now that my belly should be very big in the third trimester.  I would be exhausted, washing baby clothes and counting down the weeks. You can read part 1 here.  I’m sharing his story because it’s […]

When Stillbirth Happens: Elijah’s Story

I felt our baby kick on a Friday night.  I cried. My husband and I were on our way to a fancy restaurant for a date when I felt those four strong kicks.  He gave me one of those “you’re crazy, pregnant, and hormonal” looks, but I reminded him that I really hadn’t felt our baby […]

Stillbirth – The Story I Didn’t Want to Write

It has been one month since we lost our baby boy. I was 20 weeks pregnant and ready to find out if our baby was a boy or a girl.  Instead, the sonogram was still and silent. The days and weeks that followed have been heartbreaking.  Delivery and induction were scary and hard, but after […]

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