being their mom.

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While the house was still dark and everyone was still sleeping, my oldest kiddos snuck into the kitchen and whipped up a plate of pancakes for mother’s day. They brought the surprise into my bed where I was snuggled between my baby girls who’d found their way to mama’s bed in the early hours of the morning and as my five babies and I sat in a circle on my bed around a pile of pancakes drenched in syrup, I felt so loved....

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Infertility Awareness Week….

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Two weeks ago today, I literally held my breath as I opened my phone, knowing a few of my most difficult and vulnerable experiences were officially out in the world with the publication of my book on April 6th. My biggest nerves centered around the topic of sharing publicly for the very first time some of my experiences with infertility in my early twenties as well as with secondary infertility years later.  ...

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a surprise for mama!

As a mother, what makes you happy?

If you were to ask me this question… well, shoot! Like, how much time do you have?! ;)

Obviously there’s the basic things– dirty clothes IN the hamper, tiny helpers IN the kitchen, kind words and affection shared between my littles and quick apologies voiced within our family unit when appropriate....

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eleanor interviews me all about my book!

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Quite possibly one of my favorite experiences ever took place a few months ago in a recording studio in downtown Phoenix when my nine-year-old daughter Eleanor (though she’s ten now!), interviewed me all about my book, A Coat of Yellow Paint! When I first asked Eleanor if she might want to do something like this, she cut me off as before I even finished asking with an emphatic, “YES!...

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