Motherhood

Our Top 10 Favorite Books (Under 2 Years Old)

Little Miss Nora B is a book nut. We’ve been reading to her daily since she was in utero, and since she was just a few months old has made her love of books known. I don’t buy her many toys, but I always find myself shilling out for a new batch of books to… Continue reading Our Top 10 Favorite Books (Under 2 Years Old)

Have Faith · Motherhood

A Prayer for My Children

I wish my prayers for my children were as simple as choosing a “life verse” for them, assigning it thusly and praying it over and over them. It seems too simplistic and yet too overwhelming a task to choose a single passage to assign a child as his or her life goals. At the same time, I can’t help… Continue reading A Prayer for My Children

Infertility · Motherhood

Where Our Babies Come From: Rd. 2

When we announced we were pregnant with Nora Beth almost exactly 2 years to the day that we announced our pregnancy with this new little sprout, I shared a bit about our process with IUI here (note to self: make that chicken again soon). Some parts of our journey (how very Bachelorette of me) were… Continue reading Where Our Babies Come From: Rd. 2

Have Faith · Infertility · Motherhood

When the Hope is Hard

This week is National Infertility Awareness Week. Which is nice in its sentiment, but for those of us walking through the wild wilderness of infertility, we’re aware every single pulse and breath of every single second. Always, always, always aware. Mother’s Day is in 11 days. I expected to be nearly a mother of two… Continue reading When the Hope is Hard

Motherhood · Uncategorized

The Milk + The Honey

I make a point of memorizing the license plates of cars in front of me at traffic lights. I always think that maybe I’ll be useful one day solving a crime. “Oh, ’95 Corolla with plates PEEN-15? Yup. Saw that whip at the intersection of Fullwood and 51 at 10:07. No, no, keep the reward… Continue reading The Milk + The Honey

Infertility · Motherhood · Uncategorized

A Practical Guide to Infertility

Every day I wish I could be more articulate about infertility without sounding self-aggrandizing, self-pitying or self-righteous. I don’t think I can express what infertility is like without weaving lots and lots of words and metaphors and analogies, but the day to day reality of walking through infertility is different than that. While my faith makes… Continue reading A Practical Guide to Infertility