Kids want love, not perfection.

February 11, 2014

This post is paid for by the Ad Council. All opinions are my own. This weekend Aaron and I had a very busy weekend, but we were also kid free so we… Read More


When did you know you would have only one bio child?

February 10, 2014

QUESTION:  When did you KNOW that Cayden would be your only bio child? Did you have any feelings of mourning that he would be the only child you birthed? Or did you… Read More

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Date night at Mt Bonnel

February 7, 2014

A few months ago I was in charge of planning our date night for the evening.  I’m always at a loss here, because honestly I married the best planner for these type… Read More


We all have bad hearts.

February 5, 2014

A few nights ago I was tucking in Amos after a hard day at our house.  These tuck ins are my favorite, because there is a rawness about a child when they… Read More

Woolf Inked

Our food journey. Ten years in the making.

February 4, 2014

{This post is part of the Blue Bike Blog Tour, which I’m thrilled to be part of. To learn more and join us, head here.} When Aaron and I first got married… Read More


Books I read in January 2014

February 1, 2014

1.  I started off with reading GLIMPSES OF GRACE by Gloria Furman.  I started this book months ago and kept putting it down to read something else.  Not because it was bad,… Read More


Sex and the Super Bowl.

January 31, 2014

{Source} A few years ago I ended up at a nice country club for a luncheon listening to a very normal woman describe her teenage years that were full of bondage by… Read More


Letter Writing Challenge + {awesome giveaway from Ginger Mail}

January 29, 2014

Last year I declared a day when we were all going to write letters to people. I think I creatively called it “letter writing day” or something brilliant like that. Every once… Read More

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Podcast with Sarah Bessey & Angie Smith

January 24, 2014

This was one of my very favorite podcasts to record for a few reasons. #1 Sarah and I are online friends and so to meet her in person and hug her neck… Read More


4 years ago it all changed.

January 23, 2014

{Amos meeting his brothers for the first time, and being reunited with Story after being separated for 3 months. They look giddy to see each other! I love Story’s face!} Four years… Read More


I hate kids birthday parties

January 22, 2014

I’m not a party planning mom.  Party themes are not my strength.  I have never made one goodie bag in my entire 10 years of parenting.  I’m not sure if it’s the… Read More

Jamie & Jessica

Podcast with Jessica Honneger

January 21, 2014

This was one of my favorite podcasts to record for the IF GATHERING because I know and love Jessica in real life. It was like chatting with a favorite girl friend and… Read More

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Love is Waiting journal {giveaway} to help the Otts family

January 20, 2014

I love when people sell stuff that has a purpose.  Don’t we all like shopping for a cause.  Putting your money where you know it’s making a difference.  This past holiday season… Read More

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Podcast with Rebekah Lyons & Katelyn Beaty

January 17, 2014

A few months ago I had the wonderful privilege to help out the IF GATHERING with some interviews for their podcasts that they put out through their ministry.  I loved interviewing these… Read More