The Family Centered Home Birth of our Third Baby

All photos of this Family Centered Home Birth courtesy of Stephanie Shirley Photography.Be sure to head to the end of this story to find the beautiful birth film she also created in addition to these images! That Morning The mid-December day started quiet and slow. My 6 year old joined me in bed first thingContinue reading “The Family Centered Home Birth of our Third Baby”

Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss: Healing

September of 2015 The weather was a typical California “fall” that September. We were tiny living in our fifth wheel as a family of three with our firstborn and our dog, Gracie. It wasn’t too hot that month, we were still longingly awaiting the cooler weather. Our long pants were still neatly tucked away inContinue reading “Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss: Healing”

Within the Throes of Motherhood

Motherhood. It’s enough to break you and put you back together in the very same breath, isn’t it? It’s the thing that I always circle back to being the biggest priority in my life, next to my relationship with God and my husband. Every time I’ve become too overwhelmed in my life, I’ve had toContinue reading “Within the Throes of Motherhood”

The Home Birth Story of My Second Baby

It’s true what they say about the middle child, they really do get the short end of the stick most of the time. Roughly one year after my third son was born, here I am writing the story of how my second son came into the world. This is the home birth story of ourContinue reading “The Home Birth Story of My Second Baby”

The Hospital Birth Story of My First Baby

Photo Credit: Nicole Jackson Photography- http://nicolejacksonphotography.com/ And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgement: In this worldContinue reading “The Hospital Birth Story of My First Baby”