A friend once told me that what readers really want to read from writers is the real stuff. The real life. — I read Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton a couple months ago, recommended it to my sister-in-law, and then said YES! when she realized that Glennon had an event in Des Moines […]

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Dear Babygirl 1 & 2

October 9, 2014


Dear Babygirl 1, You are more and more sweet to your little sister every day, and for that I am eternally thankful. You touch her hair and give her kisses and tell her it’s going to be okay when she cries. You ask where she is if we ever get in the car without her, […]


Dear Babygirlsssss

June 12, 2014


Dear girlies, Girls. Girls. Plural! That still boggles my mind. There are two of you. Big sister and Little sister. How did I ever get so lucky? And whose adorable kids are these because surely they can’t be mine…right? Right? Hello? Wait, what? I gave birth to both of you? NO WAY. I’m sure every […]


Dear Babygirl, Hey hey, precious peanut. I haven’t written you a letter in a while, so I thought I’d give it a go. Did you know that you’re going to have a sister? I still can’t believe it myself. Two baby girls. Two girls. Sisters! How special. My mom always told me the story about […]

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