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  I am a mom of three. I’m a wife of one. I do life with my family in a humble three bedroom one bathroom home.   There’s laundry to do, meals to make, groceries to buy, carpool to be driven, school PTL, and bills to pay.   There’s ministry […]

Necessary Pain


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  Her arms are long, flowing, and graceful. At the ends of each arm are hands that are wide, strong, and yet delicate. Each finger has evidence of nervous anxiety chewed into them. Those same arms attach to broad shoulders and a long torso that sits atop slightly curved hips. […]

Ode to My Daughter


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It’s a memory that’s burnt into my brain. At any moment I can flip the switch and I relive the very moments as if time hasn’t moved on. It’s fifteen years now. Where I was, the people I was with, the weird sorrow and uncertainty we felt all day, I […]

I remember



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$10 off coupon with referral link at the end of this review. I purchased this product on my own and am reviewing this product not because I was asked to, but because I am so excited about how this product changed my life and my son’s life that I wanted […]

DockATot saved my sanity


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Don’t come over to my house unannounced because you might just find yourself seeing more than you ever wished. At my house, pants are optional. It isn’t like we announce it or even talk about it much, but a peek in my window and you’d see most everyone without pants. […]

Pants are optional


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  Did she see me? Does she really know who I am? Can my husband handle my story? Will I still be loved after I’m found out? We all mess up. I screw things up so bad I look ridiculous at times. It happens more often that I care to admit. […]

I am Found– Book Review



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Part 3 of 3 (Read Part 1 and Part 2) Delivery There was something beautiful about the pain and literal fruit of my labor. It’s difficult for me to get pregnant and keep a pregnancy, so pregnancy is difficult and scary. It’s a release and surrender of all expectations and […]

Del’s Birth Story Part 3


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Part 2 of 3  (Read Part 1 here) Labor   The nurse came in with a nurse training in labor and delivery. I had two nurses! It was quite awesome. When one nurse was busy charting the other could help me or do another task. My care was efficient and […]

Del’s Birth Story Part 2


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Part 1 of 3 Induction Day It happened after the birth of my first son. I became a sucker for birth stories. It wasn’t like that before him, though. I actually felt quite excluded and not able to fully understand the birth experience. It’s something that I never thought I […]

Del’s Birth Story Part 1