Category: Blog

Not Your Typical Fairytale Ending

When I was 17 years old, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (POS).  It didn’t take long before we also discovered that I also had a septated uterus, meaning that I have a piece of tissue separating my uterus into two pieces, like a door separating two rooms. My doctor told me I would probably never have biological children …

What I learned from Infertility

Our family's story of infertility has taught us to be grateful even when life is overwhelming and discouraging. As we raise our voice and share our experiences, we can help each other learn and grow from the pain and find the strength to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

||Review|| The Boys in the Boat

In 1936 nine young men from Washington State went to the Olympics in Berlin. Their story is recorded in the New York Times bestseller “Boys in the Boat.” Daniel Brown carefully crafts their story from journal entries, newspaper clippings, historical documents, and stories told to their family about the unforgettable experience. The narrative reads like a novel rather than the non-fiction …

How to Parent Emotionally Intelligent Children

We’ve all got our stories. Those moments where we wonder how do I help my child process these emotions? Or maybe we wonder how do we get past this growing pain. How do we parent emotionally intelligent kids? It had become a common occurrence. Every. Morning. When it was time to leave for school, she would linger behind, searching for …

||Review|| Stitch-Fix: A New Way of Shopping

Honestly, my closet was looking a little too much like a walk through Costco. Not that it was bad – it just wasn’t unique. Getting to the mall or making time for clothes shopping just wasn’t happening.  I think my husband was getting tired of the frumpy look because for Christmas got me a Stitch-Fix gift card.  When I’ve mentioned …

||Book Review|| Certain Women

I remember hearing Linda K. Burton deliver her talk about Certain Women in April of 2017. Not to be confused as a reference to a specific woman, her message rang true to women who were certain in what they knew to be true. What a fun discovery to find her talk as a beautiful hardback book. Full of bright colors …

How do You Respond to Your Circumstances?

It’s human to feel as if our circumstances are a part of our emotions —  something we often have no control over. Thinking along those lines can lead to all kinds of negative feelings like helplessness, anger, and guilt. The reality is you DO have control. You choose how you respond to your circumstances. Growing up, I attended girls camp …