5 Scripture Verses to Bring Hope After Pregnancy Loss

Life can feel pretty hopeless after experiencing pregnancy loss, so I decided to compile a short list of scripture verses that brought hope to me after my own loss(es). I struggled in my decision to post this because part of me feels like reciting scripture to a loss mom…

When January Feels Like an Ending Instead of a Beginning

January marks the beginning of each new year, and with that there is often hope that the new year will be better than the previous one. So what happens when the beginning of a new year doesn’t just feel like the end to the previous year, but it…

Some New Year’s Resolutions for My Kids, and One for Myself

As I made my way around the house the other day, I found myself completing a few (inconvenient) tasks that I so desperately wish my kids would do themselves. There was the toilet that wasn’t flushed, again. So I flushed it. There was dirty underwear worn by a…

A Mom’s Christmas Poem

It wasn’t the presents, or the lights, or the sweets That made this mom’s heart at Christmas complete. No, none of those things made her heart sing, Quite like the joy that her children bring. It was the excitement of wrapping a gift for another, A…

A White Christmas, Even Without the Snow

I’ve been hoping for a white Christmas, and much to my surprise, a snowstorm blew in rather quickly this evening. When I realized it was snowing, the ground was already covered in a blanket of white. I was hopeful that the snow would stick around and make my…

The Guilt in Parenting When Life is Hard

Lately, I’ve been feeling guilty about what I refer to as “the lost years” with my daughter, the two years between my 20 week pregnancy loss and the few months after my son was born. Maybe it’s that writing about pregnancy loss, grief, and pregnancy after…

Grief: An Instance of the Unexpected Trigger

It’s been nearly 3 years since losing baby Micah. While I can say that it definitely has gotten easier, there are still unexpected triggers that bring me right back to my darkest days of grief. One of those triggers occurred last weekend, out of the blue. I had taken…

What is Manna?

What is manna? According to Merriam Webster, there are a few definitions that go as follows: food miraculously supplied to the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness divinely supplied spiritual nourishment a usually sudden and unexpected source of gratification, pleasure, or gain While I don’t think there will…

That Frilly, Floral Shirt

It was just another night, another bedtime routine. I entered my daughter’s room, grumbling under my breath about the messy state of her room. Hangers littering the floor, books scattered about, closet doors ajar, exposing piles of toys and clothes. I silently wondered why she can’t keep anything…

‘Tis the Season to Embrace Simplicity

It’s December 1st and the pressures of the season are in full swing. And I find myself wondering when Christmas became so complicated. Was it when we started putting more faith in what marketers told us would bring us joy instead of putting our faith in the thing, the…