Here you'll find current musings, as well as the archives from two blogs of yesteryear: YoungMarriedMom and What I Learned While Writing a Novel. Please comment and share. We love well when we are in conversation with one another. 


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A Trio of Good News

  Yesterday I had a routine doctor’s appointment. To get those who may have missed it up to speed, most of the monthly visits with this pregnancy have been difficult for me, since I learned we lost Ethan at a routine ultrasound. My nerves only began to settle at twelve weeks—once I knew this baby […]

September 12, 2012

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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Why My Birthday Was Awesome

Things that happened yesterday, on my birthday:   I pulled something in my left thumb, while saving Jacob from harm in a situation I can’t even remember.   I got my first bee sting.   My favorite pair of sandals broke.   And yet, my day was awesome.   First, because I need my right […]

August 29, 2012

Modern Perspectives, Young Married Mom

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Dear Jacob XVII

Dear Jacob,   You don’t know it—well, maybe you do—but you’ve been a great help to me these last few weeks. Losing your brother, Ethan, was hard on me and all our family, but your smile and your laughter kept us all hopeful. Having you around, even when I needed help doing the mother-y things […]

February 7, 2012

Faith, Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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