10 Problems Only Breastfeeding Moms Understand


Oh, sure, breastfeeding is a great way to bond with your baby and it’s pretty much liquid gold, but when it comes to the day-to-day realities of what it’s like to feed another human being with your boobs, it ain’t always easy. Case in point: 1. The face grab. Here, Mom, let me explore your […]

Thank You!

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Just wanted to say a very special THANK YOU to all of you who donated, shared, or otherwise supported my efforts to send Tiny Blue Lines to the annual Heartbeat Conference this year. I am so, so grateful and frankly, amazed that with all the worthy causes out there, there were still people willing to […]

8 Myths About Stay-at-Home Moms


I know, I know. Aren’t we all a little sick of the stay-at-home mom pieces by now? Maybe. Maybe not. I have to admit that when I thought about it the other day, I could only think of one mother I knew of who “just” stayed home—the majority of mothers I knew stay home with […]

Get Tiny Blue Lines For Only $5 This Month!


Exciting news! My book, Tiny Blue Lines: Reclaiming Your Life, Preparing For Your Baby, and Moving Forward in Faith in an Unplanned Pregnancy, is on sale this month through my publisher, Ave Maria Press, for only $5! 5 dollars?! I couldn’t even buy it that for that price as the author! And while on one hand, […]

My New Writing Portfolio

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For any of my writer friends out there looking for a way to organize their clips and showcase their impressive word skills, I did some digging around yesterday for a good website to start my online writing portfolio and came across this one. My writing has gotten to the point where I have way too […]

Your Lines: Rebecca Taulbee

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Today’s mom is Rebecca of Our Life, Our Love, Our Story, sharing her journey as a young mom of two and a dreaming entrepreneur.  Rebecca graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture and is mom to 7-year-old son and a young daughter. Take it away, Rebecca! Tell us about yourself: […]

So, I Got Sick


I’ve always been really annoyed by people who talked about being sick as if it were a time of snuggle fests and endless Netflix marathons, almost like a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation. What the heck? I would think to myself angrily when I scrolled through IG pictures of moms cuddling with feverish children. Aren’t these […]

Heartbeat, Intl. Fundraising Efforts Update


A few months ago, I shared a pretty lofty goal to donate 1,000 copies of my book, Tiny Blue Lines, to the annual Heartbeat, Intl. conference this spring. (You can read more about the project here.)  Although I thought it would be lovely, I never really expected to raise enough to send that many copies […]

6 Things I Need To Be A Happier Mom

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I am as guilty as any other mother to falling prey to the, “No, I’m fine,” martyr mode of motherhood. How many of us have done it? Scoffed, protested, pushed away offered help, declaring that we were fine, just fine, with our duties as mothers? This is the life we have chosen, especially those of us who […]

Your Lines: The XX Mama and Student Pregnancy

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Unlike the name may suggest, there’s nothing racy on this post, I assure you.  Instead, there’s just a lot of raw honesty + inspiration from young mom Emily Urbanski, a student mother to an eight-month-old daughter. Emily blogs at XX Mama, where she says that she believes that “young mamas should be proud of themselves.” I […]