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  • Why We are Thankful for Infertility

    To finish up National Infertility Awareness Week I am sharing a collaborative post that includes input from many inspiring bloggers. It’s an honor to team up with these ladies on a topic that is so relevant for us all, infertility. Infertility can be

  • Our Fertility Update

    If I were to be real honest with you, I would let you know that I don’t love doing fertility updates like these. No, no one is making me write this, however, it’s been almost a year since my last fertility update, so I figured... The post Our Fertilit

  • Listen Up!: For Waiting Mothers

    Image Courtesy of Elton Harding on FlickrMotherhood is complicated.It's messy, stressful, and difficult. And it can also be very lonely.  Especially for those mothers who are still waiting for their children.Do you remember the Friend's episode, when Cha

  • You are not insane

    If there is one word that I don’t like, it’s the word insane. Maybe it’s because I have had people reach out to me to tell me I belong in that category. “Don’t you know the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over... The post You are

  • One Year Later

    When they say time flies, it really does. Like....fast!It's been a year already, and looking back I can hardly believe how much my life has changed in that amount of time. Or how much my baby girl has grown!  It's crazy!I love the age she's at right now.

  • My 6th Half Marathon

    This past Saturday Colby and I ran our first half marathon together, the Texas Big Star Half. This was Colby’s first and my 6th half marathon. We were supposed to run one together a few years ago, but it got canceled because of the weather... The post M

  • Our Anniversary Staycation

    A portion of this trip was provided at a discount, but all opinions expressed here are my own On April 9th, Colby and I celebrated our 6th year wedding anniversary. I decided to do something I had never done for Colby and that was surprise him... The pos

  • He is Risen! 

    Sunday is HERE! Today, and every day, is when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. He was beaten, He was crucified, He was buried. But, the story doesn’t end there. On the third day, just as He said, He was raised. The tomb was... The post He

  • A Day in the Life of Caroline

    I often get asked what the day in the life of Caroline is like. I’ll be honest, it’s pretty anti-climatic, but as I continue the celebration of hitting 5 years of blogging, I figured I would go ahead and share what a typical day is... The post A Day i

  • 5 Insider Tips To Know When Newly Diagnosed With Celiac Disease

    So you’ve had the EGD, completed the blood work, and your results are in. Your gastroenterologist tells you that you have Celiac disease. You may fall into one of three categories: You know all about celiac disease as you have other family members that

  • Real Life of a Blogger

    In honor of my 5 year blogiversary I wanted to share what blogging has been like for me. Please know that this is my experience and my opinion. I am sure you could ask another blogger and get a totally different point of view. I am... The post Real Life

  • Words That Inspire Me When I Need To Smile

    Life with chronic illness is hard. Some days are worse that others. A little flare here, a big flare there. When you add in stress of “everyday life” on top of “spoonie life,” sometimes you need a little something extra. When I need some inspirati

  • 5 Year Blogiversary

    Today, I am celebrating my 5 years blogiversary! I’ll be honest with you, I have never put much thought into how long I have been blogging and I have not once remembered a “blogiversary” but that clearly changed this year. This past Saturday, April

  • Style Fun: This or That

    Its late on a Friday night and what is this party animal doing? Catching up on YouTube videos and updating the good ol’ blog! I have been having some major issues as far as posting goes. I will upload a post and everything will be all good but the next

  • Six Year Anniversary

    This weekend Colby and I are celebrating our 6 year wedding anniversary. 6 years! I just can’t believe it. April 9, 2011 will forever be one of the best days of my life. Our wedding took place in Dallas, TX where we met and live now. We got... The po

  • Every Prayer Matters

    How many times have you asked God for something and gotten no response? Maybe like me you have waited years and years and have grown weary because your prayers haven’t been answered yet. And perhaps you are feeling so weary right now that you even stop

  • Psalm 107:35-36 Oasis with Water #178

    Last week I posted about the pools of water in Isaiah 41, but I am not stopping there. Over and over throughout scripture God references a dry area of land and then mentions a body of water that washes the dryness away. I was reminded... The post Psalm 10

  • I Surrender All

    Control. I love to be in control of things. My life, my schedule, my house. Control is something that you can probably relate to struggling with, especially if you are someone who has a type A personality, like me. 5 years started the path of... The post

  • Perspective

    Perspective. I truly believe that changing your perspective can change your attitude and changing your attitude can change your life. Some see the glass as half empty. But me? I choose to see it as half full. Some see the circumstances in front of them...

  • My 6th Triathlon

    I, along with my brother, dad, and husband, competed in a sprint triathlon this past weekend. This was the 2nd time that we did a triathlon as a family and this was my 6th time to do a triathlon. The fun part is not only was... The post My 6th Triathlon

  • Your Pain Matters

    The pain that came when I lost my nephew, someone so special and close to me, has been and continues to be unbearable at times. There have been times where I have felt guilty for being sad or for going through the grieving process. And there... The post

  • 7 Things I Want To Do In 2017

    I’m not going to pull any punches. 2016 was an awful, awful year. I can probably count the good/exciting things... The post 7 Things I Want To Do In 2017 appeared first on A New Kind of Normal.          

  • Three Year Heavenversary

    Tomorrow, March 21st, marks 3 years since we said goodbye to the sweetest, cutest, most fun, and lovable two year old nephew of ours. Three years ago on this day, and on my brother and sister-in-laws anniversary, they had to say goodbye to their firstbor

  • My Confidence is your Faithfulness

    I love listening to worship and most days I have it on all throughout the day. Isn’t it amazing how you can listen to something over and over and on the 100th time you listen to it or read it, it speaks to you a... The post My Confidence is your Faithfu

  • Why I am not interested in your multi-level marketing product

    Some days I feel like there is a big target on my back telling all the multi-level marketing people out there to “sell your products to me.” In all seriousness though, weekly, sometimes daily, someone reaches out to me via social media asking me if I

  • Isaiah 61:3 Beauty for Ashes #176

    I have read Isaiah 61 over and over this past week and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon as it contains such powerful truths. For purposes of this post, I am just going to reference the latter half of Isaiah 61:3 which says, “He... The post Isaiah

  • Healing is for YOU

    Several years ago I had a sudden onset of back pain. Specifically I remember a Sunday in which I was in so much pain I didn’t know how I was going to be able to work the next day. Well, it was that very night... The post Healing is for YOU appeared firs

  • Moms in the Making Announcement

    Wahoo! I have some exciting news to share with you today and even though I don’t have a ton of details, I decided it was important I go ahead and make this announcement. This is something that I have talked about for awhile and has been in... The post

  • Closing a Window

    Image courtesy of Betsssssy on FlickrI had a dream last night that I was talking with my sister about having a baby.  She asked me if we were going to try again.  In my dream, I told her that we "closed that window". There was even imagery of a big wind

  • John 15:13 No Greater Love #175

    When I reflect of our journey on waiting for babies, I think about the community that we have been surrounded by. So many have sacrificed so much to stand with us, including all those who have spent time in prayer and have gone out of... The post John 15:

  • The Greatest Learning Experience

    I don’t love learning. That might sound strange, but it’s not something that comes easy to me. I was so glad to be finished with school and get my degree. The thought was never on my mind to pursue a master’s degree and more schooling... The post Th

  • A Letter to the Woman Who Just Received an Infertility Diagnosis

    To the woman who just received an infertility diagnosis, I am so sorry. So very sorry. I still remember how crushing it was 5 years ago for me. Not just one phone call with test results, but call after call. Devastating. Heartbreaking. Confusing. Whether

  • IVF Use Is Up — WAY Up

    When you’re fully engrossed in the world of infertility, your circumstances can feel immensely isolating. But you’re really not alone, especially if you look at the statistics of how many people are affected by infertility. Infertility affects 7.5 

  • Can I Foster If I’m Single? A Look At Fostering In The UK

    By Alice Porter A great foster parent needs to be patient, caring and supportive and if you possess these characteristics, then you can become a foster parent. If you’re single and are looking to foster a child, then your marital status will not get in

  • Psalm 37:4 Delight in the Lord #174

    Over a year ago I shared Psalm 37:3 and today I wanted to share Psalm 37:4 which says, “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” In this verse, David gives the command to “take delight in the Lord.” When... The

  • Delighting in Weakness

    We all have struggles in our life that cause us heartache, pain, grief, sorrow or frustration. It can look different for everyone. Infertility. Cancer. A difficult relationship. Medical problems. Paul, in scripture, also faced difficulty, which was refere

  • Colorado Ski Trip #3

    A portion of this trip was provided at a discount, but all opinions and tips expressed are honest. Colby and I Just got back from a 5 day trip to Colorado. This was our 3rd year in a row to visit Beaver Creek and we had... The post Colorado Ski Trip #3 a

  • Luke 11:40 God’s Glory #173

     So many who face trials use them as an opportunity to blame God, grumble or become impatient. Many think that trials are punishment from God and unfortunately so many decide to give up on their faith altogether. But in John 11, when Lazarus got sick,...

  • Guest Post: Colby on “A Better Way”

    Since we are traveling this weekend, my fabulous husband is posting for me today. I hope his message blesses you! This isn’t his first time to post for me, so make sure you check out his other posts below too. If you want to follow... The post Guest Pos

  • Infertility in the Bible

    I am not sure how I have gone almost 5 years of blogging without doing an overview of infertility in the bible. Over the years I have addressed a few of the couples that went through infertility in scripture, but today I wanted to address the topic... T

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