Everyone's pregnancy story isn't met with excitement, joy, and happiness. Sometimes the news is devastating, scary, and worrisome. I know first hand what an unexpected pregnancy looks like...the guilt, the shame, the confusion. It's a heavy burden to carry especially alone. This...
Lately, my husband has taken up golf as a hobby. As far as hobbies go, he’s never really had a solid one. He plays guitar really well but hasn’t played much since we welcomed our babies a few years...
I remember the call like it was yesterday. March 13, 2019. Our caseworker called me, she rarely calls so of course, I answered. We already had 4 children ages 6 and under and I was spread so thin. “We have...

From Adoptee to Mother

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Once a year we celebrate National Adoption Day. Adoption can happen in many different ways. It can be an open or closed adoption, or it could be a foster to adopt situation. Families can also adopt family members. As...

Married To Mr. Mom

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On a crisp morning in the summer of 2010 looking like a drown rat from coming straight out of the shower I walked into my first day at a new job. Little did I know at the time, but...
Our son was born on a Friday evening in the living room of our 1870s farmhouse.  Fast and intimate, it was the healing birth I needed.  And the dream home birth I didn't realize I needed.   We weren’t planning a...
When I became a mother to our sweet girl, Melody, during the Grand Toledo Polar Vortex, in the weeks that followed all I wanted was to have my mom around. I grew up in a small town in Adams...

Life In A Camper

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Life in a camper...with kids...during a pandemic...while building...not as crazy as you’d think. It all began with a dream to build a home that fits our family perfectly. So we did what any family would do; we talked to builders,...
This summer marks eight years that my husband and I have been married.  Eight years, three houses, two moves back and forth to Toledo (that’s another story), three pregnancies, two kids, one new car, countless home improvement projects, and...

A New Man

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Daddy time! One of my most favorite times as a mama. To truly watch my daughters bond with their daddy leaves me overflowing with fullness and joy. He tells the truth in the funniest of ways. Is the littlest...

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