Send a Huggies Ultra Hug to Adoption: Share the Love with a Selfie

Adoption Grants

  Yeah, I realize that it sounds a little odd to send a Huggies Snug n Dry diaper hug to an organization that I love, but it’s for a good cause. I promise! Huggies Snug and Dry Ultra is currently sponsoring the #UltraHug contest. Starting right this second until 6/25/15 you can nominate a cause that you… [Read More]

What makes a child “yours” or “mine” in adoption?

Adoption Finalization in Court | The R House

A couple of weeks ago, we finalized Norah’s adoption in court. This makes her legally a Redfern. It was a beautiful day that we shared with family, dear friends, and Norah’s biological family. They all joined us in the courtroom and then we shared a fancy lunch together at The Grand America and took photos…. [Read More]

Photos and the Adoption Profile


This fall we had a Funbooth session with Lindsay Ross. These sessions are low-stress, all black and white (no matching clothes required–if you’re into that), and super speedy. Translation: These sessions are perfect for families with small children. The photos were candid, real, and hilariously our family. I love them all. After she sent me the images, I… [Read More]

Is someone missing from our family?

The photo that changed my life.

One evening this summer–June to be exact–I was sitting on the couch flipping through my Instagram feed. Scrolling through, a photo stopped me dead in my tracks. My friend Carina posted about her adorable daughter’s reluctant entrance into her ballet class. I was overcome by the photo. My heart started racing and broke at the same time. This… [Read More]

New Mom and Blogging | The question I ask myself everyday.

Mommy Blogger Balance

Being a blogger, a work-at-home mom (I’m Editor-in-Chief of, a silversmith and owner at Charmed Collections (making personalized jewelry,) and a new mommy (not to mention those 3 mischievous little dudes) …everyday I’m hustlin’. And I don’t mean “hustlin’” in the Rick Ross way. I mean, I am literally sweating and hustling and hurrying around my little… [Read More]