Having 5 kids in such a short amount of time has really made me stop and consider what my children really need in order to have a healthy and happy life. Most of the stuff advertised as a must have item isn't truly for the baby. It's really for the parents. (Y'all know it's true! … Continue reading The Basics
This post is way overdue! The month of May has flown by and I've failed to make time to sit down and keep up with this blog. It seems ages ago but it hasn't even been three weeks since we celebrated Llewyn and Cohen's 1st birthday. In the weeks since Cohen has had an ear … Continue reading Happy 1st Birthday Llewyn & Cohen!
We had so much fun at the Georgia Aquarium for their Superhero Day. It also happened to fall on April 21st which was the day two years ago that Phoenix died. So it was a perfect event for our family (it helps that they all have comic book character names!). The kids got in … Continue reading Our Visit to the Georgia Aquarium
Grief. My long-time.... well, you are not quite a friend but you are also not my enemy. You are just here. For a long time we've been in a wrestling match. Fighting over who would have control of my mind, emotions, and perhaps even how I lived life for the rest of my time on … Continue reading Grief and Me
It seriously feels like we've been celebrating Halloween for over year. Oh, wait. That's because WE HAVE BEEN! Nova's obsession with Halloween began the moment Target put out their spooky Halloween signage, decor, and costumes last year. Here's looking at you, September 2016! She wore that Anna costume for a week straight. She even slept … Continue reading Nova’s 3rd Birthday Party
As a mom of micro preemie twins I know first hand how traumatizing it is to leave your babies at the hospital. It is unbelievably hard to leave your babies in the NICU. I couldn't stay in the Ronald McDonald house because we lived too close so once I was considered well enough to go … Continue reading All NICU Stays are Traumatizing
We truly thought Nova would be our one and only child. I had so much peace about it. I was so thankful and in love with our little redhead. Looking back I suffered from postpartum depression. We made a cross-country move from Kentucky to California six weeks after Nova was born. I have never handled … Continue reading Our First Double Surprise
Part 1 Part 2 I really struggled with not being able to get pregnant. I was one of eight kids. I grew up around women who had six, eight, twelve-plus children. To be honest, I had never heard of someone struggling with infertility. This was a whole new world for me. A painful and lonely … Continue reading Our Story