Half my life

Seventeen years ago, over aol instant messenger, RPSTigers asked CallieLC19 to the prom. A true romance in the making. In high school, Ryan was voted "most school spirit." Certainly not a surprise to those who know him. He's been my number one fan and biggest supporter from the start. He and his buddies would come to my ...

Sloane Luise

I hadn't even started this post before the happy tears began to well in my eyes. I have a daughter. A sweet, smiley, lovely little girl who brings me insane levels of joy. She is perfect in every way and I cannot imagine a time when I would think otherwise.  Ryan, the boys and I are ...

Naturally Empowered

Meet Stephanie Popso, proprietor of all things Naturally Empowered. Steph is a wellness coach. Better yet, she is OUR wellness coach. Over the years she has helped Ryan and me with diet and nutrition goals when we have veered so very far off course. She is passionate, approachable, knowledgable, warm and kind. I could go on. I really ...

We are having a….

We are having a... ...BABY!!! A healthy beautiful baby. Ok. I know that's not what you came here for. So, is baby a lone lady or will we have a band of brothers? At today's ultrasound, it seemed as though we looked at every inch of baby's body. Left arm, right arm, left leg, right leg, brain, heart, ...

Getting to know one another

I have seen this thing on social media lately where bloggers, like the kind of bloggers who have all the followers known to man, write out five interesting facts about themselves. It started around the New Year as a way to reintroduce themselves to their "insta fam".  I feel like I am such a sporadic blogger, it may ...

Fourth and Final

It fills me with joy to announce that Ryan and I are expecting our sweet little rainbow baby this summer. We could not be more thrilled to complete our family with one more little one. As many of you know, we went through a bit of a journey to end up here but I am ...

What do I want this to be?

Five years ago I started a blog. It started strong with an average of 3 posts a week, but eventually parenthood took over and once a week felt like plenty. Then a life event punched me in the throat and I totally lost my voice. I tried to hold on for a while, posting once a ...

Let’s talk about miscarriages.

Why is it that we feel the need to keep miscarriages a secret? My first miscarriage was in September of 2012. Excited about a second child, we went in to our viability scan only to find out that the baby wasn't viable. Two days later, I miscarried. I felt broken and the fact that Ryan couldn't make ...