Faith · Family · Life Changes

Cancer Is Pretty Much The Worst.

On Mother's Day weekend we found out my mom has cancer. Just forcing my fingers to type that sentence was a feat. I wish I could erase that sentence and make it go away, but that's not how cancer works. I've never experienced anything like this; it causes a specific kind of pain in your… Continue reading Cancer Is Pretty Much The Worst.

Apraxia · Being a mom · Childhood Apraxia of Speech · everyday life · Family · Fostering · kidney transplant · Speech Therapist · Toddler Years

May is gonna be SWEET!

May is kinda the best month ever. Voting's over. It's been decided. There are so many awesome things to celebrate and climb up on a soap-box for in the month of May, and throughout the month I'll be sharing education, encouragement, and my experiences with all of these things! It's like May is MY month… Continue reading May is gonna be SWEET!

Church · Faith · Family · kidney transplant · Life Changes · Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease · Words to live by

Getting my life back together.

Y'all. This week has been so good. On Sunday my best mate Jessica drove down from PA to essentially help me get my life back together. Thanks to the crazy adventures in December and early January this year {Christmas kidney transplant, New Years surgery recovery, and Snowpocalypse resulting in school being cancelled for one thousand… Continue reading Getting my life back together.

Adoption · Baby Baker · Family · Fostering · Life Changes

Boy Meets World {now World, meet Boy}

Every morning Charlie asks me: "Is his name Baker yet?" And every morning I tell her: "Not yet, they are still working on all of his important paperwork." But today, when she asks, we'll get to tell her "YES. His name is Baker now!" We're happy to finally share his precious face with you all.… Continue reading Boy Meets World {now World, meet Boy}

Family · Life Changes · Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease

Tidal Wave.

I want to declare this an honesty zone. A space where I can be real. Like really real. Can I do that with you? Can I share something really personal? I'm afraid. I'm afraid because something that was 'in the future' is now 'in the present'. It was a long way off and now it's baring down… Continue reading Tidal Wave.

Adoption · Being a mom · Family · Fostering

Peep’s Day.

Today is an important day. It's the anniversary of the day I first learned of a special little baby. I heard his name. I heard his age. And that was about all the information we were given. Caseworker: "We have a 2 week old" Me: "Ok, let me call Chris" Me: "Babe, we got a… Continue reading Peep’s Day.

everyday life · Family · Holidays · Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease

You won’t be getting a Christmas card from us (Sorry, not sorry)

I just can't do it this year. There isn't one specific reason why; just a combination of too many 'ugh' feelings when I even think about doing a card. So I've decided to say NO to the Baker Christmas card. You guys,  I love Christmas and I love getting Christmas cards and I understand that it takes commitment and… Continue reading You won’t be getting a Christmas card from us (Sorry, not sorry)