Are you attending this year’s online Mom Conference?

Register for this year's The Mom Conference for FREE

Are you going to The Mom Conference? The Mom Conference is next week, from Tuesday, October 13 through Thursday, October 15, and it’s 100% FREE to attend online! Amy McCready is one of my favorite parenting “experts” with her no-nonsense style and über-practical advice, and she’s just one of 20 amazing authors/speakers who will be participating. No mom […]

Breaking the silence for pregnancy & infant loss awareness month

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month

These days, it seems like October is everything awareness month, and I think that’s more obvious on a social media site like Facebook, where everyone is sharing their favorite causes—whether it’s breast cancer, spina bifida, down syndrome or another equally worthy topic. In addition to those above, it’s also the National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. […]

A 33-week pregnancy update

33-week pregnancy update

Since we were up late last night with our second trip to labor and delivery this month, I figured a pregnancy update was long overdue. First, the important stuff: Lucas and I are both healthy. But I gotta tell you, this pregnancy is nothing like my others, and I am not looking forward to discovering […]

The “more” of a big family

The "more" of a big family

“It gets easier the more kids you have.” I’ve heard this often from moms of big families—and even said it myself a few times—but I’m pretty sure we’re all just fooling ourselves. Or maybe it’s just that I’m at capacity (even as we wait for the arrival of #6!) and feeling it. Either way, while it’s […]

On turning 8 and birthday adventures

An #8th birthday adventure trip to Atlanta

As I type, my mom, {almost} 8-year-old daughter and I are on our way back to North Carolina from Georgia, where we spent the last three days on a birthday adventure. When our oldest was getting ready to turn 8, I knew we wanted to use the opportunity to make a few milestones special—things like […]

A quick update on Jackson…

A quick update...and a toddler fracture

Thank you so much for all of your comments, messages, prayers and well wishes. For those of you who were waiting to see what the doctor said (and don’t follow me on Instagram or Facebook), here’s the gist… The doctor did a thorough physical exam and then watched Jack walk for a bit (while holding […]