My Heart · Trying to conceive

She’s Longing For a Child This Christmas

Christmas can be the most joyous time of year. The pitter patter of little feet running out on Christmas morning. The squeals and shouts, the laughter and excitement. . .
Not everyone will feel such joy. For many this day is a sharp wound. Piercing deep in the mother who has yet to hear herself called by this name. She who has tried and tried again, only to see another negative stick, another baby lost in the womb. The adoption at a standstill–again.
If you know someone who is longing for her own child this Christmas. This one’s for her. . .

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Crazy Hot Sex

To my dear daughter, As you grow, many boys will enter your years. They will speak words of love and passion, of wanting you–all of you. Their sex will be lacking. Believe me, dear girl, I know what crazy hot lovemaking is made of. Until the boy can assure you of the following, it is… Continue reading Crazy Hot Sex

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Chasing Leaves

The winds are blowing in great gusts. The leaves falling by the masses. We run fast, trying to catch them mid-air. We cannot grab a single one. They are too quick, the wind scattering them in all directions. No matter. You laugh and squeal until the wind takes a moment’s rest. “Momma!!!” You point to the… Continue reading Chasing Leaves

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I am the Universal Momma

Yesterday, we were in the waiting room at the doctor’s office when the nurse popped in calling for a “Lauren.” Boston turned to me, “Oh, it is Lauren’s turn. When they say ‘Momma’ then it will be our turn!” Oh of course, we all know I am the universal momma indeed. 🙂 I was first humored,… Continue reading I am the Universal Momma

My Heart · Our Kids

Letting Go

I dropped my daughter off for her first day of school. It is two days a week for two and half hours each time. Two days, two hours: one emotionally wrecked momma! I did not realize how strongly it would impact me. My baby, beaming, waved goodbye, so excited to be a big girl. I waved… Continue reading Letting Go

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Domestic Violence: She is Not Bulletproof

Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens has recently been suspended from the NFL. Video footage from back in February revealed him punching his fiancée unconscious with a single hit, then dragging her limp body out of the elevator. It is sickening, horrific. What is more shaking, however, is Rice’s then fiancée, Janay Palmer, is now Janay Rice,… Continue reading Domestic Violence: She is Not Bulletproof