the momma catalog

the momma catalog | where my heart residesThis is a collection of my favorite posts related to motherhood.

I have A Lot Of Feelings about being a mom. My hope is that you find every word I write about motherhood to be encouraging, sincere, truthful, heartfelt, and ultimately—joyful. I believe that being a mom is the hardest, most rewarding job in the entire world. Shaping the heart and soul of a child is a huge responsibility, and it’s not one that I take lightly.

While I do share a lot of personal experiences here, let me be clear: my way is not the best way. I wake up every morning and make tons of mistakes and it’s only by the grace of God that I am able to dust myself off and try better the next time.

At the heart of these motherhood posts, I want you to know that I love Everett as much as I could possibly love another human being. He is a tiny piece of me, the light of my life, and one of the greatest sources of joy I have ever experienced. Thank you for allowing me to share this part of my story with you.


The first time I found out I was pregnant / The second time I found out I was pregnant

1st pregnancy announcement / 2nd pregnancy announcement

How I knew Brett would be a good dad

The mom I want to be

How I really felt when I found out I was having a boy

Our first maternity photos / Our second maternity photos

Dear pregnant women everywhere

The only thing you should say to pregnant women

When I found out Everett was breech

Three heartbeats in one rocking chair

The night before you were born

First trimester faves / Second trimester faves / Third trimester faves

The c-section elephant in the room


Everett’s birth story / Carson’s birth story

Everett’s nursery tour / Carson’s nursery tour

Everett’s life verse

Ten days in

Hernia surgery

Sweeter than this (video)

The bubble

Yes, we did Baby Wise (disclaimer: I am not an expert, on this or anything else)

Real life (disclaimer: this post involves poop)

Yes, we coslept a little bit

On breastfeeding and being human

Adventures in baby food making

Together, we are mothers

How becoming a mom influenced my journey from extrovert to introvert

Growth charts are dumb

Nine things that surprised me about motherhood

Things I don’t want to forget about having a house full of baby

What I learned in my first year of motherhood

Sometimes you have to pull the mom card

I’m slightly terrified to have another baby

A day in the life of a stay-at-home mom/writer/photographer

The last time

When motherhood feels like pure magic

Hard work and generosity

The kind of love only a mother can know

Best friend

The not-so-terrible two’s

 A letter to my pre-mom self

Between the crib rails

Labels, dreams, fears, and fuel

On making room

Taking the time to marvel

Panic at the drive-thru


Is it worth it?

You just had a baby

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