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  • 5 Reasons to Use Handmade Soap
    At the heart of our daily routine and hygiene practices is soap. Have you thought much about the type of soap you use? There is a natural alternative to commercial soaps that offers a considerable number of benefits. There are a few reasons cold processed handmade soap is a great option. Making a change from commercial to cold process soap can bring a number of benefits to your skin and the environment. … Read more
  • Egg retrieval day
    We were on the road at 4:40 am for our 3-hour drive to the fertility clinic. It always seems that any time an early morning is required, there inevitably a sleepless night that comes first. Usually not a big deal but when you aren’t able to eat or drink (no coffee), tired, and full of hormones it can feel extra early. Our drive went by fast. We always have great conversations in … Read more
  • IVF Phase 2
    We have had a very small hiccup in our plan. Our local clinic is able to perform blood tests and ultrasounds; however, they are coding them where insurance will not cover the cost. I have spoke to the insurance company and the fertility clinic and those pieces should be covered if coded correctly. Since they state they are unable to fix this, we are now driving 3 hours, 6 hours round trip, … Read more
  • IVF: Our story, our journey begins
    The one thing our family has is love. Love for each other, love for our friends and family, love for all of God’s creatures. When my husband and I first got together, we began discussions on growing our family and what that would look like. We explored foster, adoption and biological children. We prayed and watched for signs. We started toward foster care and adoption to see if that route had anything … Read more
  • From Miss to Mrs… perfection in chaos!
    Each year my family vacations at a quaint fishing resort in North East Washington State for a week or so over Father’s Day weekend. This past year (2019) we arrived on the Friday preceding Father’s Day and planned to return home the following Friday. My sister and her family of four along with Mr. Jones, myself and our girls shared a cabin and our dad and amazing step-mom had a cabin just … Read more
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