RSV

RSV

The past few days have been quite a rollercoaster for us. The girls were both sick with what was initially diagnosed as colds (plus a double ear infection for Phoenix and thrush for Valorie). Valorie worsened a LOT overnight, her o2 hovered around 90-93 and she refused feedings for 14 hours. We took her in [...]

My Third Child

My Third Child

You were not our first, nor our second, it’s a fact you’ll know all your life. We loved two of your brothers before knowing you. But your significance is immense. You came barreling into our world after tragedy, leaving us no option but to face our grief and our healing. Your very presence in a [...]

Six

Six

Today, he is one year older. Six years ago he came into this world having saved both of us from the bleakness of an unpurposed, unfulfilled, painful space we had been spinning through life in. You see, Rowan was a surprise. Had we written our story ourselves, children weren’t in it. That initial panic, that [...]

Eating Happy

I’m not the Instagram mom who is cutting fun shapes out of vegetables, banning all junk, and making sure they get every essential vitamin out of each food pyramid item. My kids eat what they like, when they’d like, with the occasional new introduction. If they don’t like something I don’t force them to sit [...]