When (Your Loved One’s) Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Heather & Blaise

I have been following Heather on Instagram for a few months now and she has been sharing a little bit about what her son has been going through so I messaged her and asked her if she'd be willing to write this post AND if her son would be willing to share his side as [...]

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Tisha

I came across Tisha through Instagram. I love what she shares and the meaning behind her Instagram handle, @havepace_, learn about it here. Tish shares her experience of living with Lupus and how she tries to let it better her instead of leaving her bitter. Tisha didn't grow up in Southern Utah but she considers it [...]

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Jenna

I found Jenna through Instagram and I love the things she shares and talks about, one of those being raising a child with a disability. I especially love the analogy she shared in her story below about what it's like. She is a radiant Mother and a beautiful soul. Jenna Gines is the oldest of [...]

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Cami

Cami found me on Instagram and sent me a message saying that she was also passionate about bringing struggles to light and that if I needed a story, she had one. It breaks my heart to learn about and see children who grow up without one or both of their parents. I'm so grateful Cami [...]

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Alicia

I had the wonderful opportunity to hear Alicia's story firsthand at the SALT LDS Retreat a couple weeks ago. I talked to her during the retreat and asked if she'd be willing to share her story and I'm so grateful she said yes because same-gender attraction needs to be talked about more. Alicia Young, the [...]

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Suzie

I found Suzie through Instagram a little over a month ago and have been following her journey with her darling son, Trey. I am always amazed by parents who have kids with special needs. I'm grateful Suzie was willing to give a small glimpse into what that's like. Suzie is a simple Mom who grew [...]

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Berklee

Berklee was "introduced" to me by a mutual friend through Instagram. She has her own blog where she shares her experience with divorce but offered to write a post for mine too. (Her blog is definitely worth checking out! Even though I haven't been divorced, I could totally relate to some of the thoughts and [...]

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Lauren

Lauren and I met at my Galentine's Day: Self-Love Event back in February. We went to dinner a few months later and were able to talk more there. She shared with me her story of coming home early, since we have that in common, and agreed to write a post too. She has become a [...]

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Caitlin

Caitlin and I went to the same jr. high and high school. Last week she posted about the 5 year anniversary of the stillbirth of her son and was willing to share her experience with it. Caitlin Bowen is a stay-at-home mom of five. Leo (7), Thomas (6), Nola (3), Rudy (almost 2), and baby [...]

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Brooke

Brooke and I met at an Early Returned Missionary Group Meeting. She is the leader of the group and we attend it monthly. (These meetings are held for Davis/Weber, Salt Lake, and Utah counties. If you want more info let me know.) I've heard bits and pieces of her story as we've shared things from [...]