24 WEEKS!! I’m posting these a day late but holy smokes, you guys, only 16 weeks to go!
Honestly, I know from experience (& from looking at my calendar) that these next few months are going to FLY!!
Which means I’m soaking this up as much as possible. Every single baby kick, every little flutter, I feel so blessed to have this little life growing inside me. And I don’t say that lightly... I know the heartache of missed kicks too.
If you saw my stories the la
Somedays I sleep in and work from the couch... but there are LOTS of days where grabbing a decaf coffee & a nice spot at Starbs works out pretty well, too! ☕️✨
Looking at our preorders for the Made for Brave book today & OVERWHELMED by all the support! Seriously so incredible to see!! 😍
If you haven’t yet, PRE-ORDER your copy of the Made for Brave ASAP! Because I don’t know if you know this but we’ve got TWO pre-order options listed on our site that get you a FREE
There’s nothing like babies at the beach, am I right?! 😍
This is a picture of me & my second baby girl earlier this year. The last time I was on a beach in Florida before this picture-perfect last family trip in March, I was a single widowed mom, living across the country from the rest of my family, completely unaware of what my future held...
We’d moved to Florida from Washington 10 months before and I’d just finally started feeling settled when I knew it was
“How did you and your husband meet?”
It was sunny out, our kids were playing, the smell of freshly cut grass wafted through the air, at a mutual friend’s home. But we had never met.
For a little while, I used to want to say “Which one?” because that’s what my brain actually would wonder for a moment. Then, I would force myself to say, "Through a mutual friend..." and awkwardly change the subject so I didn't have to tell the whole story. Especially if someone was a
You ever feel a little unsettled with what’s coming next? Like you don’t know what to expect?? Yeah, me too. It’s. N. O. R. M. A. L.
Even knowing that, for a chronic planner & recovering control freak, it’s hard to be at peace with an unknown future... am I right?
But, my friends, we are called to peace. We are OUR BEST when we are living in the moment. No matter what grades our kids are starting. No matter how unsure you are of your next career steps. No matter what
Made for Brave is officially AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER!! 😍😭& I might not have been able to sleep last night because of it. I’ve worked harder and longer on this project than anything else in my entire life. It’s taken hundreds and hundreds of hours... but every second has been labor of love. You guys, I poured my story into these pages. The questions I get MOST often: How do you find so much happiness after knowing how deep despair can drag you down? How do you believe in
This kid is almost 12 days post-op & doing SO WELL!!
She spent 9 days chilling, mostly inside, recovering, eating tons of popsicles, & watching lots of shows (all per the doctor’s orders) & then this weekend... she was finally feeling well enough to taste freedom AND gyros!!
It felt so good to get out of the house with our girls a few times this weekend because, admittedly, I didn’t leave the house much either this last week. Much easier for this momma heart to stay
TRUTH. There have been so many times in my journey where I had NO CLUE what was coming next. And it used to scare me to death, if I’m being honest. Buuuut, I’ve learned how to see the next thing, whatever it is, as a well-guided adventure. Our only job: to trust. You don’t have to see what’s at the top of the staircase... just take the next step, my friend. ✨#MadeforBrave
No matter how big this belly gets, I promise I’ll find a way to hold you close. 💕😅
But seriously. So dang thankful for this man of mine. Humble, handsome, & sometimes his dad jokes are even hilarious... @j_galios has an incredible soul-change of his own, which you’ll read about in the #MadeforBrave book. I still can’t believe the difference in who he is now vs who he was when we first met, over 11 years ago. It’s actually unexplainable... Except God.
How long ago