Cilantro-Lime Turkey Burgers from Coconuts & Kettlebells

Cilantro Lime Turkey Burgers from the Coconuts and Kettlebells Cookbook |

We live a ways off post at our current duty station so my husband has about a 40 minute drive home after work every night. And since he’s not good at being by himself, he feels the need to call me on his way home so he doesn’t get bored. Gosh, I love that man. Continue reading

The Third Time was not the Charm | The story of our third miscarriage

This is the story of our third miscarriage, our Little Bean whom we love dearly | Vibrant Life Army Wife

As I sit here thinking about our third baby, our baby we lovingly referred to as Little Bean during those joy-filled weeks of believing this would be our rainbow baby, I figured it was time to share their story. So here it is, the story of our third miscarriage, exactly one month after our baby left my body… Continue reading

I Am a Mom | Mother’s Day After Miscarriage

I am a Mom | Mother's Day after Miscarriage

When you lose a baby, certain dates start to carry an immense amount of meaning. They remain etched in your brain forever and can come with a lot of grief and dread when they come around each year… the day you found out you were pregnant, the anniversary of seeing your baby in a sonogram for the first time, the day you found out your baby’s heart had stopped beating, the date your baby would have been due, and, of course, Mother’s Day. Continue reading

Please God, Not Again | The story of our second miscarriage

This is the story of our second miscarriage, our Baby Pea whom we love dearly | Vibrant Life Army Wife

Last April, I shared the story of our first baby, Ellis Ford. Well, I’m here today to share the story of our second miscarriage, of our Baby Pea whom I was blessed to carry for a short time…

Despite the overwhelming grief of losing our first baby, we were determined to try again. And we were blessed to conceive our second baby just over 2 months after the loss of our first. We got the positive pregnancy test on July 9th and spent the next 2 1/2 weeks in a weird dichotomy of feelings – utter joy and terrible fear. And our fears unfortunately came true on July 28th. Continue reading