Meet GigglesI am an educator and PhD. I quilt, belly dance, run, read, and try to grow things. I am a Mormon. I am infertile. I am a daughter, sister, aunt, grand-daughter, friend, wife, and mom. more...
The start of foreverBrett and I got married 7 years, 4 months, and 4 days ago.
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At 10:30pm we heard Iddo crying in her room and when we went to go check on her she met us half-way in the hall covered in blood and dripping more. I led her into the bathroom, sat her down in my lap, held some kleenex at her nose and started washing her off with baby wipes and singing to her to help her calm down while Brett wiped up the drips on the tile floor and checked out the damage to her bed. … I am grateful Heavenly Father gives me feelings and impressions so I can take advantage of these moments to talk with our kids whenever they happen to come up. Even if it’s after 11pm while we’re sitting on the bathroom floor. Keep reading
The pre-teen and teen years can be rough on a girl. Knowing that our girls (well, all of our kids) are going to take some kind of hit like that at some point in the future, I’ve set about to build them up just as high as I can so that when that hit does come it doesn’t knock them completely flat. That doesn’t mean I’m constantly telling them they are beautiful and smart. Although I do tell them that. … And I hope I’m leading by example. Keep reading
Little kids and shots. Vacation days. Dwarf planets. The language of the human condition. Keep reading
Since we brought them home a year ago today, it’s time for the exciting conclusion… Keep reading
Some recent news stories that made me think, some more deeply than others. Keep reading
I was very proud back then that I managed to feed our baby in so many places with most people just assuming I was cuddling her while she slept. And often she was sleeping while she ate. This time around I’ve decided I don’t care if people know they are eating. I feed two babies, often twice each, right in the middle of our church meetings every week. Keep reading