Hiding from the Holidays

Dear Waiting Heart, Take a deep breath. The holiday season is here. Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and chances are you’re on your way to a relative’s house, or relatives are piling into your house, or you’re gathering with your friend group or church — somehow, you’ll find yourself surrounded by happy people who seem to have…

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Who Cares What We Look Like

“Who Cares What We Look Like?” { a case for photo Christmas cards without kids } When fall arrives, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas cards — if you’re the type that sends them out. { side note: sending Christmas cards is a lost art. I remember when my family would get dozens of…

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30 People, Day 31: My Support System

Shout-Out to my online girls, my support community, my sisterhood. In all the one in four or one in ten statistics, we are the “ones.” As we walk the road of miscarriage, a hormonal disorder, and fertility struggles, I’m so grateful to have friends to walk beside who truly understand. Y’all have been a lifesaver on this journey,…

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The Top 3 Symptoms of PCOS

Hey girlfriends, you  might have heard that September is PCOS Awareness Month. It’s also the awareness month for gynecological cancer and a few other issues that affect women. Since PCOS is the one affects me personally, I’m here to offer a few thoughts on the topic. I realize it’s the last day of the month,…

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Speaking Truth Over My Body

I woke up early and stuck my basal thermometer in my mouth – just like every morning. Two minutes later, my temperature reading was low – just like every morning. If you’re not familiar with basal temperature charting, the basic premise is that body temperature rises when ovulation occurs, and drops again right before menstruation. Many…

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An Invitation (and why I decided to go!)

Ever since the day it was announced over on the Moms in the Making Facebook group, I’ve wanted to go to the first-annual MITM conference. The online support group has been a big encouragement to me, and the conference sounded so great!   When it was announced, the first thing I did was look at…

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Hope: my Mother’s Day gift

It’s Mother’s Day. Today (even though I’m working) I’m wearing one of my favorite shirts, because it makes me smile and I feel pretty. Today I’m wearing my necklace I got in memory of my baby. Today I’m reading lots of texts from sweet friends, letting me know they are thinking of me and praying…

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NIAW Goodies

So girls, you might have heard – this week is National Infertility Awareness Week. I’m hoping to write another post on the topic within the next few days, but today, I wanted to share some goodies, discounts, and giveaways that are happening in honor of this week! I’m definitely getting in on some of these,…

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Sisters and Such

Last night, I put my baby sister – who is almost 16 – on an airplane headed back home to Tennessee. She spent eleven days here with my husband and me at our home in Alaska, her first solo visit! It was priceless… great memories, some Alaskan adventuring, and lots of fun! Being the oldest…

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The One Year

Tomorrow is February 18th. The due date. Since the due date that has already come and gone once since our miscarriage, this time it’s not just her due date, but her first birthday. One year. Our baby would have been one year old this weekend. It’s kinda surreal. Sometimes I try to imagine what life…

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