Amazing Baby and a Free Book

Then it happened. Yes, you guessed it. Lisbon threw up all over Liana’s throat and shirt.

Memories of Christmas 2011

Special memories of Christmas 2011 in no particular order: Seeing two of my sons pass the Sacrament. Hearing my eight-year-old on Christmas morning exclaim how well Santa knows her. Christmas breakfast made by my eighteen-year-old daughter. Sharing baby’s first Christmas Eve hot tub experience. Watching my husband build the 1870 detailed replica of a kitchen […]

Update #2 on Baby Lisbon

We are now very close to holding our baby in our arms. If Lisbon does not make an appearance by herself this coming weekend (26-28th), we will induce labor on August 30th.

Update on Baby Lisbon

I’ve decided to take baby steps. A few paragraphs on my novel here, a load of laundry there, answering an email between naps. It’s slow going.

Part 4: Preparing for Lisbon

One day sometime after the ultrasound, I had a horrible thought. I had absolutely no preparations in place for a baby. Where we now stood, my little girl would be coming home from the hospital completely nude!

Part 3: A Troubling Diagnosis

As we waited for the appointment, I learned that in nearly 89% of babies who have this condition also have some other severe spinal, cranial, or skeletal problem. Many die before the end of the pregnancy. All my fears seemed to be coming true.

Part 2: The Decision

Having a baby is always a big decision, but when you already have six children, three of whom are living away from home or will be by the time the baby is born, and your youngest will be eight before the birth, it is a significantly larger decision.

Part 1: The Secret is Out

I’m not going to make you read a whole page before I blurt it out. I’m not sure how it became a secret at all . . .

Time to Step Back, Reevaluate, and Reorganize—Again

Stop the treadmill! I want to get off. Or even just slap it down a notch. But my publisher is wondering where my next manuscript is, my children need help with scouts and a science project (my daughter could use a bath, too, but that might be asking a little too much of me), and […]

Famous Family Nights

If you’ve been around much on Facebook, Goodreads, and Blogger, no doubt you’ve come across several reviews of the book Famous Family Nights. Well, I am a contributer to this book, but until recently, I never had the opportunity to read the rest. Now I have. I heartily add my recommendations to other reviewers. Not […]