Faith · Fear · joy · parenting · pregnancy · Prenatal Diagnosis

Running out of the darkness: How a song about Jesus reminded me of who I am

Even knowing Jesus as a child, and growing a relationship with God as an adult... when tragedy and uncertainty strike, surrender boot camp begins. Tuning into this type of surrender changed me. .... letting go, and leaning in. ... this has transformed the way I feel into all experiences, relationships, interactions, how I raise my… Continue reading Running out of the darkness: How a song about Jesus reminded me of who I am

joy · Prenatal Diagnosis

Orange Socks: Inspiring Life Despite a Diagnosis

Last weekend, our family was interviewed by the President of Orange Socks, and we couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity to share our story. March 1, 2017, we went in for a routine ultrasound appointment, the 20 week anatomy scan. After 45 minutes of checking measurements, the ultrasound technician said, "I need to call… Continue reading Orange Socks: Inspiring Life Despite a Diagnosis

Children · Faith · Family · joy · Niko Gian · Uncategorized

Big Milestone for Niko

No one ever said he wouldn't walk.... No one ever said he wouldn't crawl. Most have said, "We don't know." The only thing scarier than the unknown... .... scarier than the not-knowing of how a future will play out... ... how our son's life will unfold.... .... whether he will live a full and purposeful… Continue reading Big Milestone for Niko

Children · Faith · Family · joy · love · Niko Gian

Niko is almost 1 + 6th infusion

Niko will be 1 next week! Can you believe it!? 26 fractures at birth 13 hours of labor for mom 6 IV infusions 5 days in the NICU 4 prenatal ultrasounds  3 siblings who adore him 2 parents who are beside themselves with his presence 1 big birthday boy + 923 miles to Omaha and… Continue reading Niko is almost 1 + 6th infusion

Be the energy that best serves · Faith · Family · Fear · Forgiveness · Home birth · Hungry for Change · joy · love · pregnancy · self help · Self-Care · Shadow Work · spirituality · the law of attraction

How my life and belief changed as I became an awakened woman

At 11 years old, I wrote a letter to President Bill Clinton... about why he vetoed a bill that would ban partial birth abortion. Unfortunately I do not have a copy of the letter I wrote to him, but have his response:   I had no idea about being a woman or the situation a woman… Continue reading How my life and belief changed as I became an awakened woman

joy · self help · Self-Care · Shadow Work · spirituality

Freedom + Go for it

I am cleaning my dining room table, removing a reindeer antler headband that has been sitting there for weeks. My 2-year-old fell asleep for a nap, on her own, in her new toddler bed, for the first time. Precious. A sense of accomplishment and "all is right with the world" washes over me. I actually… Continue reading Freedom + Go for it

Be the energy that best serves · Breaking the habit of being yourself · Faith · Family · joy · love · parenting · spirituality · the law of attraction

Screen time, mindfulness and parenting with heart

I am featuring a blog post by my very dear friend, Tina Balodi, author, speaker, Life & Soul Coach, New Age Guide & Parenting Mentor, Mommapreneur, Researcher, humble student and co-creator of PranaBoost.com. Tina writes on a topic that is important for me as a mindful mama. The amount of information we are told on a daily… Continue reading Screen time, mindfulness and parenting with heart

Faith · Family · joy · love · poems · spirituality

When a loved one weds: A bittersweet symphony

My baby cousin got married this weekend. Calling him my baby cousin has yet to get old, although he is much taller than me.   It hasn't gotten old because in my heart... and my mind...he is a little baby. He is the first little baby I remember holding. He is the first little boy I have memories… Continue reading When a loved one weds: A bittersweet symphony

Be the energy that best serves · Breaking the habit of being yourself · Faith · joy · love · Marianne Williamson · self help · Self-Care · spirituality

3 Ways to Make Our Light Brighter

"This little light of mine... I'm gonna let it shine. This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine. This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine.... ....let it shine, let it shine, let it shine." I used to sing this song when I was younger and have sung it to all… Continue reading 3 Ways to Make Our Light Brighter