The Momma, The Lion

Something strange happens when you become a momma. Your life as you knew it melts away. It is no longer about you. Your needs, wants, dreams, everything slips into the background. Suddenly your life is 100% about this beautiful little person. That is only magnified when you have a sick child. I became a first... Continue Reading →

A Punch In The Gut

Today started like any other. I woke up to the embrace of my sweet 3 year old who likes to start the morning by petting my hair. We woke up, I had coffee, fed my boys breakfast and hit the day with a running start. I was blissfully unaware that today was any different from... Continue Reading →

Last Snow

The first snow storm of the season blanketed Casper earlier this week. As I watched the snow fall, silently covering the city in white, my mind took me back in time to the first Casper snow four years ago. Ironically, just as I am this week, I was fighting my first cold of the season... Continue Reading →

He Became An Ironman For Olivia

Yesterday was one of the best days of my entire life. I had the absolute honor of watching a man I had never met in person compete in the Coeur d'Alene Ironman Triathlon. And he did the whole thing to remember my daughter, Olivia, and raise money for pediatric cancer research. Eric Dye worked with... Continue Reading →

Remembering My Why

Do you ever feel like no matter what you do you can't get ahead in at least one area of your life? This has been a constant struggle for me since I became a mother, but it is even harder now that I am a single, working mom to two very active little boys. I... Continue Reading →

Here’s To 30

I turned 30 on Sunday. This bigger birthday has caused me to take a step back and look at my life and how it looks drastically different then I expected it to. In some ways that's a beautiful thing. And in others it's very sad. When I turned 20 and imagined my life as a... Continue Reading →


Why? Such a simple, but incredibly loaded question. It is the question on the mind of anyone who has suffered through incredible hardship or tragedy. It is the question we ask when we see someone we love or admire going through something difficult. It is a question I have asked myself on more than one... Continue Reading →

Greatest Calling

I saw a quote online today posted by one of my favorite Christian artists. It said, "God often uses our deepest pain as the launching pad of our greatest calling." This statement couldn't ring more true for my life. Becoming Olivia's mom was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. Words can't really... Continue Reading →

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