I started to wonder whether people believed our good news was proof that they were true. I found myself dwelling on the fact that those things have always been true. They were true before this pregnancy, and would continue to be true even if I had never become pregnant…Read More
My journey to motherhood has not been what I expected.
I’m sure that a lot of people can say this; but so far, my journey has been utterly disappointing.Read More
I have a beautiful life - a blessed life. But it’s not the life I ever imagined I would have... (originally published in Frisco Style Magazine)Read More
After three years of trying to get pregnant, it was FINALLY the day of our first sonogram - our first time to see our precious, long prayed for baby.Read More
This past month has come with a big shift in perspective for me. Throughout my life, I have found that most perspective shifts are a gift that I'd often rather not receive. TRead More
Sometimes I tend to expect the worst in order to prepare and protect myself. This was definitely the case when I envisioned my labor experience...Read More
To say my first birthing experience didn’t go according to plan is quite an understatement.Read More
Sometimes infertility can feel like an elephant in the room. Most people are hesitant or get nervous to tell me they’re pregnant, and for the most part, people don’t readily share the details, complaints, and joys of pregnancy or their kids with me. All of which I totally getRead More
Hey there. I’m your mom. I just learned you existed, and to be honest, I’m kind of in shock. See, you have 2 siblings already, but they didn’t get to stay here with your dad and me.Read More
There has been so much going on in the Griffith household lately, so let me back up a few months and fill you in.Read More
If there is one piece of advice that I've heard over and over as a new mom, it’s, “Just enjoy this season! It goes by so fast!”Read More
As a new mom the two things I wanted to hear were “Yep, that’s normal” and “Hey Mama, you are doing a great job”...Read More
Guest Post by Jenn Haskew
The road to motherhood is a messy, painful, vulnerable, and beautiful road. Even as I write this, I wonder what the road to motherhood has been like for you...Read More
When do you become a mother?
Recently, a colleague of mine got really excited about this, potentially, being my first mother’s day...Read More
To the mama whose arms are empty this Mother’s Day –
I see you. I see your pain. I see your emptiness. I see your grief. I see your longing. But mostly, I see your love...Read More
May 10, 2015 came with unexpected feelings. It was the first Mother’s Day since we had started trying to have a baby. This was around the time I when I started to realize pregnancy might take a lot longer than I had expected...Read More
I first heard the term “rainbow baby” following the loss of my first child due to miscarriage in January 2016. At the time it seemed like a fitting, if not a little too cheesy, name for what I hoped would follow our devastating loss. But now, 7 weeks out from the birth and subsequent death of my “rainbow” son, Max, I’m not a fan of the phrase....Read More
I’ve been married to my amazing husband, Dustin, for 4.5 years. It doesn't matter if you've been married 10 years or 10 minutes... if you don't have kids yet, you've most likely heard the imminent question: “When are you going to have a baby?!?!”...Read More
All of my favorite movies have one thing in common - a happy ending.
Yes, I am that person - the person who didn’t like La La Land (I feel the need to apologize to the world for this) because I just hated that the ending wasn’t "happy..."Read More