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Welcome to my blog! This is a place where I will share the beautiful mess that is motherhood, as I see it. My journey began 9- years ago when my first son was born. I was newly married, just into my early twenties, and not prepared in the least. Our family grew quickly, having our 6th child at age 31. Over these 9-years, I’ve learned to juggle a large family on one income, how to manage a house, and even keep most of us happy a majority of the time. We have had to learn how to parent three children with autism, which keeps us busy, and experienced a devastating loss when our son Rhys passed away. Life has been crazy, and this season is exhausting but I believe these are the best years of our lives. I have found a way to wake up every day and carry the grief of a brokenhearted mother, and still be present and joyful in this season we are in. It isn’t always easy, but join me as I share the good, bad, and the messy!


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  • Let their light shine
    October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. Sadly, 1 in 4 women suffer from such a loss, and the number of people that devastation ripples out to is even greater. The numbers are so significant, and yet we as a society still struggle to speak on this topic. October 15 is International Wave of Light day.Continue reading “Let their light shine”
  • Fancy Nancy
    Our fancy Everleigh turned 5 this past week. That seems impossible. It seems like just yesterday she was born. Is it just me or does time fly once you have kids? She’s our fourth kid, and the absolute most stubborn but has a heart of gold. Everleigh, or Evie as we call her was my quickest laborContinue reading “Fancy Nancy”
  • For the love of all that smells good!
    Laundry. Oh Laundry. As a family of seven, it is never-ending. It used to be my arch-nemesis but finally, I found a system that seems to work well for us. This is one thing I will often get questions about, “how do you juggle laundry for so many people without falling behind?” First of all, I don’t!Continue reading “For the love of all that smells good!”

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