On Turning One

Last week my baby girl turned one year old. It was a week filled to the brim with joy and reminiscing. It’s amazing how much life can change over the course of one year. And it is an incredible thing to witness God’s handiwork in creating and growing life in the first year of a baby. […]

6 Months

Dear Naomi, This morning your daddy and I cuddled on the couch as we watched you play in your jumper. I can’t speak for your daddy, but I shed a few tears as I watched you jump around, push the music buttons and giggle as you grabbed your toys. You’ve been on this earth for […]

A Simple Mom’s Tips for Flying with an Infant

Last month Naomi and I took a long flight to visit my family back home in Iowa and next week we will hop on another plane to go to a blogging conference in Indianapolis. I thought I’d share the limited experience I have with flying for any other moms who might be flying solo with […]

Reflecting on 20 Weeks of Being Her Momma

This morning I woke up next to the sweetest sleeping baby I’ve ever met. Partly because she was still sleeping at 6:30am (hallelujah!), but mostly because she is mine. As I was surveying her features and praying over another day of nursing, diaper changing, shushing, reading, giggling and who knows what else, I realized that […]

3 Months with Naomi

How is it that Naomi is now 3 months old?! In my heart, it seems like it was only last month that she was laid on my chest as a squealing, squishy newborn, but I look at the calendar (and Naomi) and I realize these 14 weeks have passed with the most ferocity and tenderness I […]

Dear God, please please please and thank you thank you thank you

Ever since I discovered Shauna Niequist‘s writing, I’ve said to my husband countless times “Shauna’s writing is my jam.” Meaning, her words spark hope, bravery and love into my life. This weekend I finished the first book she ever wrote, Cold Tangerines, and I felt like her words were written just for me in this new […]

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