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Blogging is HARD

Blogging is HARD

This post is difficult for me to write, but I feel like it’s something I just need to get out of my system. Blogging is hard. It’s been way harder than I ever thought it would be. A little less than a year ago, I […]

From a Birthmother: What Open Adoption Means To Me

From a Birthmother: What Open Adoption Means To Me

Growing up, when I heard about a baby being placed for adoption, I automatically pictured that baby’s birthmother as a drug addicted teen who didn’t want anything to do with them. I viewed adoption as a cop out, or a way to shirk your responsibilities. […]

The Perks of Having Two Kids

The Perks of Having Two Kids

Having two kids has also been SO incredible. I was absolutely terrified to have more than one, but as soon as Max joined our family, it was like he’d been there all along. Here are some of the biggest perks I’ve found with having two […]

Dear Mama, Enjoy Your Baby

Dear Mama, Enjoy Your Baby

Mama’s of the world: Enjoy your baby. It’s SO cliché, but time goes by way too fast. Ellie was a tough baby. That’s an understatement. By far. I love her to death, but she. was. TOUGH. Having Ellie first was like being baptized by fire […]

Top Three Reasons to Raise Kids in Utah

Top Three Reasons to Raise Kids in Utah

I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Utah. I’ve since had the opportunity to live all over the country in amazing communities, but there’s just something about Utah that can’t be beat. Here are my top three reasons why Utah is an awesome […]

Mommy & Me

Mommy & Me

A few weeks back I did a shoot with the wonderful Erin K. Photo for Mother’s Day.  I joined in with my dear friend Lily from Not That Cool Mom and Madelyn Jewell Floral. I think it’s so important to have pictures WITH your kids, […]

Birth Mother’s Day

Birth Mother’s Day

Today is a very special holiday to me. It’s not on the calendar, it’s not being advertised on TV. In fact, most people don’t even know about this holiday. Today is Birth Mother’s Day. My Birth daughter Leilah just celebrated her 7th birthday last week […]

Photographing Your Kids at Home: The Camera & Lenses

Photographing Your Kids at Home: The Camera & Lenses

Art has always kind of been my thing. When I went to college I thought a good major would be Visual Art and Design. Turns out that even though I was good at drawing and painting, I really kind of sucked at Graphic Design, which […]

Love Is All You Need

Love Is All You Need

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu My husband is awesome. He still gives be butterflies. He makes me laugh every day. I can’t believe I’m the one lucky enough to kiss him goodnight and […]

Thank You!

Thank You!

I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the love I have received from sharing my story. For a long time, it was only something I shared with a small amount of people. Then, I had the […]