Win a Free Copy of Tiny Blue Lines From The Grace Bond

TIny Blue Lines Giveaway Grace Bond

Want to know what my favorite part about writing my book has been? Hearing the reactions of real-life young moms who have been gracious enough to read and review it. Because it’s one thing to write the book myself and think it’s helpful and practical advice, but it’s another thing completely to hear that other […]

Wives? End The Silent Treatment

Image via j&j brusie photography

When we first got married, it’s quite possible that I was the worst wife on the planet.  Granted, we were pretty young when we got married — barely 21 — but aside from the fact that we were young, I had a lot to learn. The truth is, there was one arsenal in my bag […]

Are Kids An Excuse For Not Living Your Dreams?


Last weekend, I went to my first-ever fiction writing workshop in preparation for tackling the next item on my dream bucket list. (#1: Finish my novel before age 30.) As I sat, crammed in a small folding chair and eating way too many pre-packaged snacks, I started chatting with the lady next to me, a […]

It’s A…

The cake!

Yesterday was the day that we had all been waiting for…some of us more than others, namely Ada, who literally asked me every 5 minutes how much longer it was until the party. It was a long day.  Luckily, it was also a really fun day, with lots of family coming over to celebrate yet […]

20 Week Ultrasound (Baby #4!)


Today was the day! Ultrasound day! I’ve been so excited/anxious about this day for some reason. Ben and I both have had the pregnancy jitters with this pregnancy more so than any other baby…in the back of our minds, I think we are both thinking that we’ve been so lucky to have three healthy children […]

Moms of Littles, This Stage Does Not Define You


Do you ever get the feeling that you are a complete mess? Like, take yesterday for instance. I made the bold decision to take all three kids into the store for a split second in order to purchase a ridiculously expensive ink cartridge for my printer. We were in the store less than five minutes, […]

The Other Side of Unplanned Pregnancy

Kayla and her daughter

Some of you may remember my original post with Kayla, who found out that she was pregnant while traveling–all alone in Germany. (Psst…Kayla’s story is also featured in my book!) Kayla was kind enough to give us a little update on her life and she let me share how things are going on the “other […]

What We Can Learn From The Man Who Loved Life


At 6:30 a.m, a man’s life quietly went out. His life faded as so many before him have gone, receding as the tide, surrounded by the family that he had created, the wife that had loved him faithfully, the house that he had made a home. When we heard of my husband’s grandfather’s death, there […]

The Tiny Blue Lines Book Trailer!


I’m so excited to share the official book trailer for Tiny Blue Lines with you all! My talented videographer brother whipped this up for me and invited me over to watch it without any warning whatsoever. Which, if you know what an emotional pregnant woman I am, you would recognize was a very cruel move […]

5 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Crafts For Kids

st patty's collage

If you’re anything like me, you have great hopes of doing crafts with your kids, but it never actually pans out the way you had planned….pretty sure I invented the Pinterest “nailed it” campaign with my epic fails.  Nonetheless, if I can’t craft, I can round up some adorable ideas from people who can! My […]