One Year of She Reads Truth

Not long after losing the twins last May, I started with a women’s online Bible study called She Reads Truth. I felt rather lost, alone, desperate for a steady place to turn to read my Bible on a frequent basis but also learn and grow from that. I felt like I was sinking into a [...] ...more

Big and Strong

Thursday I took Bella to the perinatologist with me. She checks on my cervix length and cerclage, then we always get a look at the baby. I haven’t seen him in a month, so I was pretty excited to see how much he’d grown and what he might look like at this point. I was [...] ...more

Head Above Water

This is how I’ve felt the past few weeks. Like I’m out in a giant ocean of work/life/baby/life and am just treading to keep my head above. It’s not all the time. But when it hits, it hits hard. Social media tends to dump it all at once. I can go weeks with nothing. My [...] ...more

How to Change a Twitter Name and Keep Followers, While Saving Your URL

Recently I changed up my Twitter name from my 3 1/2 years as lifeasaSAHM to dianawrote. I love it. I have to admit, one of my hesitations doing this for a long time was how to change a twitter name and keep followers - without unlinking my former url ( from everything and therefore disappearing to anyone [...] ...more

Is It Your Back?

If you’re an SNL fan like me, you probably read that title in Will Ferrell’s voice. If you’ve never seen the Weshly Arms Hotel skit, you’re in for a treat.  People, my back and hips are killing me. Let me preface this by saying I am not complaining, just trying to be honest about what [...] ...more

Hairy Hot

You want to know what the worst part of this is? Not the heat. Not the lack of any moisture. Not even the fact that I can’t cool off in a pool thanks to pelvic rest. But that I don’t have enough long skirts, so I have to wear maternity shorts so I don’t overheat [...] ...more


I wrote this over on Babble, because I wanted to. I didn’t want to rehash it here again, or write it twice, so it’s there. Maybe for an audience of women who don’t know that someone else feels the same way as them. I’ve been terrified to write it, quite honestly some of the comments/emails [...] ...more

My Little Threenager. And a Half.

Today Bella is 3 1/2. I can hardly believe it’s been 3 1/2 years since that night she was placed in my arms. All purply and quiet, looking at me like she knew who I was. One of our awesome nurses had the presence of mind to capture a few shots of us together seconds [...] ...more

VSP Eye Care: Covered for a Year

When Sam left the Marines, I was the tender age of 21 and had been blessed with military insurance to cover me immediately after leaving my parents insurance. I really had no idea that going to see a doctor or optometrist could be more than a co-pay. A few years later after a move home [...] ...more

Mother’s Day

This year. This year wasn’t sad. This year wasn’t filled with tears and pain and the bewilderment of my life having tipped over. This year I chose to remember my daughter. Her birth. My sons. The blessing of their short lives. My unborn child. The hope he brings to us. This Mother’s Day, we spent [...] ...more