Hey there, I'm Courtney! My husband Drew & I live in Greenfield, WI with our two daughters + baby due in April, and are most passionate about our faith at the core of all we do. You'll most often find me writing, speaking, planning a date night with my guy, or dreaming about our next getaway as a family. I'm a former foster parent as well as an adoptee, adoptive mom, current SAHM, and lover of all things raw + real. I like to keep it vulnerable – no sugar coating. I hope you feel known and encouraged by every word you read here!

Bi-Racial Adoptees Reflect on Black History Month

Emily's reflection on impact and belonging Black History Month hits differently when your dad is only 11 years younger than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   When your grandfather was deemed black by the one-drop rule....

National Adoption Month Isn’t Just For Celebrating

How might we “celebrate” adoption differently if we knew more about it? Who might we learn from on adoption that we haven’t yet asked?  The Importance of Adoptee Voices  Most people have heard about adoption from...

How a Montessori Approach has made Parenting less Stressful

As a first-time stay-at-home mom in 2019, I remember struggling with many things as they related to spending time with my kids. From sleep and eating challenges to entertaining them for hours on end...

So You Want to Adopt? Ask An Adoptee.

An adoptee I follow on Instagram recently wrote, “Learning about adoption from adoptive parents is like learning about race from white people.” While I recognize the value found from every side of the adoption...

Keeping Romance Alive After Kids

If only the honeymoon stage lasted forever. If only it were possible to sustain that level (and...ahem, frequency) of romance for the years to come, even after kids. Alas, for most couples, romance seems...