Motherhood, My Journey

My Blessingway

A Blessingway is like a mother shower, or a baby shower centered on the mom. With Native American roots, it’s about celebrating a woman’s transition into motherhood and empowering her to achieve the birth she desires. My Blessingway Every Blessingway is different. You can include a variety of rituals, ceremonies and components, from henna body painting to lighting candles and…

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Motherhood, My Journey

Waiting on God (a.k.a. Divine Delays)

The concept of waiting on God can seem like a cliche or a platitude–it’s easy to tell people to wait on God’s perfect timing when you’re not the one waiting. But if you’re like me, you’ve noticed that most of life is about about the in-betweens. You’ve cast the vision, you’ve said the prayers, your hopes are up, you’re even…

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Motherhood, My Journey

My ethereal maternity portraits

MyΒ maternity portraits were taken in Gilbert, Arizona on a 105-degree day in August 2017 after my baby shower at the Gilbert Historical Museum. I’d gotten my makeup done that morning and despite it being hot, humid and buggy, we were determined to get what I wanted: ethereal maternity portraits. If you’re new to me, the back story is that I…

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Expand Your Influence

Make room for what matters

I don’t know about you but it’s easy for me to feel overwhelmed. Life offers many pressures–some inevitable, some self-inflicted. For days or week at a time, I can feel like I’m slowly drowning. People say you should make room for what matters and I’ve lived it. Make room for what matters Too often, we think of it too nebulously.…

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