Motherhood

Recognizing the Power to Mother Within Us All

A woman’s true greatness can’t be measured in dollars and cents, awards and medals, or the latest Gallup polls. Most of the time, they are completely oblivious of their awesome influence. Coming in all shapes and sizes, from all backgrounds and races, with all different kinds of family dynamics women mother.… Read More Recognizing the Power to Mother Within Us All

Infertility

Happy 1st Birthday, Addie!

It was one year ago today I first held you in my arms. The miracle of your existence still seemed surreal even as I watched your tiny fingers hold mine. A year later and your gap-toothed smile welcomes me every time I get you from a nap. You have developed your own personality, a mixture of sweet and feisty. This past year has swallowed up the emptiness of the past 6 while we waited for you. You made me a mother all over again and Elle a sister – something she didn’t realize just how much she’d love.… Read More Happy 1st Birthday, Addie!

Infertility

Our Infertility Journey – The Beginning

Adam, Elle, and I had just moved 2,000 miles across the country to start Adam’s first real job. We took part of our relocation bonus money to one of the nearby home furnishing stores, looking to buy our first real master bedroom set and living room set. We’d browsed their furniture collections online so we could try to navigate the showroom floor without the assistance of a possibly pushy salesperson. But, alas, our attempts were futile and a very southern and very mature woman stuck by our sides the whole time.… Read More Our Infertility Journey – The Beginning

Infertility

National Infertility Awareness Week: Guest Post from Lori at Choosing Wisdom

“I hope that by sharing my story someone, somewhere feels hope. As we listen and learn from each other, we can become more aware of the battle that affects so many couples every day. And awareness is the first step.” I first met Lori in an online class at BYU-Idaho while we both finished working… Read More National Infertility Awareness Week: Guest Post from Lori at Choosing Wisdom