I Quit!

If you know me or have followed me for any amount of time you know that I went back to work in August 2017. You also know that I very much struggled with the working mom transition. I wasn’t ever 100% sure I was ready to go back into the teaching profession, but once I was offered the position I jumped in head first! However, within a week I knew it wasn’t the right fit for me, for our family. I wrote this resignation letter in October, barely a month after going back. Yesterday, I finally turned it in and started packing my things.  Continue reading

Guest Post – Joy Will Come Again

I can’t believe the “I Have Something to Say” series ends tonight. Back in July I never could have dreamed how much it could have touched me. It has been such a blessing. And not only to me! I have had so many people reach out to me about the pieces these amazing women have shared. I am so proud to call them friends and family of mine. And I am SO blown away by their abilities as writers. I have been drawn to my computer writing so many of the pieces again and again and again. So without further ado, here is this week’s piece and the final piece in this series – Joy Will Come Again, a post by my best friend, Cara. 


My husband and I met, dated, got engaged and married within a year. Like many couples, we thought we’d start a family when we were ready and when it made sense. Growing up I never saw myself as a career woman. I wanted to have babies and be a stay-at-home mom. I’m the youngest of four kids and I’ve watched 8 (soon to be 9) children, over the past 13 years, be brought into this world through my siblings. So, when my husband and I started trying and got a positive pregnancy test within a couple months, I was thrilled! Continue reading

11 Carry-On Must Haves for Moms

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Today I’m rounding up a list of goodies I couldn’t have lived without on our trip half way across the country…and some I wish I’d thought of!

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As many of you know, back in May my one year old daughter and I flew to Continue reading

Guest Post: Transitions

The “I Have Something to Say” series continues this week with a post from none other than my birth doula, Amara. 


Life is full of transitions. I have watched transitions for years in my work as a doula, serving women as they move from one stage of labor to the next, transitioning from woman to mother. But the notion of transition has been all the more clear to me in recent days as a mother myself, who also happens to be tripping her way through a nest that is emptying. Continue reading

Guest Post: The Crooked Path to Faith

The “I Have Something to Say” series continues today with a story that had me in tears. Sometimes we have to walk through grief to see the beauty on the other side!


I was always the type of person who had every little detail of my life planned. Meals were written down, I knew what I was going to do each weekend as predefined on my calendar, and I had the typical 5 year plan after my husband and I were married. We both wanted to start a family immediately after we got married and we were fortunate to have our first daughter 10 months after our wedding. Life was perfect, or so I thought. Continue reading