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Olivia is a girl who loves Jesus, is head over heels about her hubby and is beyond thankful for her three miracle babies. Olivia also has lots of children in heaven as a result of recurrent miscarriages. She is passionate about bearing and sharing hope with those walking through the darkness of infertility and miscarriage, and is working on a book entitled "Bearing Hope: Navigating the Darkness of Waiting for a Child." She still can't believe how awesomely God brought Coleton into her family through adoption, and how He blessed them with Annabelle thirteen months later. Baby Calvin was born a couple years later. She teaches yoga, writes, and runs to keep her stress levels under control. On any given day, you might find her singing worship songs in the kitchen, sniffing essential oils, or curled up in the corner crying because mommying is hard. She relies on good friends, holy yoga and yummy food to keep her sane. Read more of her stuff at Liv Ryan.

to everything turn, turn, turn

Have you been through a season of heartbreak, disappointment, grief or depression? (maybe you're in one now and you're thinking, "uhh...have I EVER??") As a young girl, I was completely naive to major hurts and...

you and your honey

How are you and your honey doing?! This is usually a very sentimental time of year for couples. With Christmas under our belts and Valentine's Day right around the corner, we have lots of...


Inhale...Exhale. Something every mom I know forgets to do during the Christmas Season is breathe deeply. Parties for the kids, gift buying, gift wrapping, parties with other moms, cookie exchanges, lights, decorations, baking....THE LIST NEVER ENDS! See...

cloth diapers: a frugal mommy’s dream!

“We use cloth diapers!” When I mention this phrase to people, I usually get one of three responses. I either get a look of surprise (sometimes laced with attempted-to-be-hidden disgust), a matching enthusiasm for...

Infertility: The Road More Traveled Than You May Think

7 weeks ago: We left the ultrasound room in disbelief and walked straight to the car. Smiles turned into tears. I just sat there in the passenger seat and let the tears of utter...
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