When you can’t do it all…ask for help

“I don’t know how you do it.” I hear this phrase a lot–from my mom, mother-in-law, friends, colleagues–and inwardly cringe every time. I don’t know how to answer this phrase. Is it a compliment? A warning of impending insanity? Usually say, “Me neither.” I do a lot of things, but so do lots of women. … [Read more…]

Happy 6 months, Eli!

Eli’s 6 month birthday was actually 4 days ago…but as the 4th child in the family, it’s just par for the course that this update is late, right?  (poor 4th child!!) This little guy is a butterball of joy. He is my biggest baby yet–18 whopping pounds! That’s 2 lbs more than Silas at 6 … [Read more…]

When Silence is full of words

I haven’t blogged in a month. And it isn’t because I haven’t had anything to say. Actually, it’s because I had too much to say…but I haven’t had the the words to say it. I still don’t. All I can say is this: I’ve been going through Something Hard, something that I want to talk … [Read more…]

Happy 2nd Birthday, Silas!

I can’t believe my baby boy is TWO!! Wow, the years fly by. My handsome little man Silas is our little sunshine. He is such a happy boy and loves to make people laugh by performing, imitating people, and being silly. My silly squwinchy picture face! Just tonight at dinner he did all three:Dancing to … [Read more…]

Pregnancy after Loss: Survivor’s Guilt

The past six months have been a time of immense growth for me, and very painful growth at times. I shared very publicly and honestly about my miscarriage and the grieving process that I went through. While some women prefer to grieve privately, I found that writing and sharing my story on my blog and … [Read more…]