"I pray that these images come across even just one woman who has felt the unbearable ache of loss, and thought she couldn't get through one more day. I hope she sees these seven beautiful woman standing before her, proudly showing that they continued to go on, and never gave up on the dream that they had for their life. I hope she sees that she is SO not alone in her pain; she is not just #1in4 or some statistic - she is a woman standing side-by-side with millions of others - just like the beautiful mothers who stand before her in these portraits. And most of all, I want to showcase the absolute beauty, bravery and strength that can exist if you don't lose hope; that we each deserve happiness and it CAN happen again, after the pain."
"My main point is this: you don't need to be a devout Christian to respect and enjoy the holiday season. Just like you don't need to be Muslim to respect and appreciate those who are celebrating Ramadan. It's really not as complicated as people think it is when you live your life with an open mind, an even more open heart, step back and remember that 'we all come from the same root, but the leaves are all different' (John Fire Lame Deer)."
“I may have another baby someday (in a while guys - give my uterus a break!) but I won't be "trying for a girl" or "trying for a boy". I will merely be trying to hit the lottery again, and thank my lucky stars that God has blessed me with another miracle.”
"No matter what happens in this life I have had you for two beautiful and magical years. I am eternally grateful to the universe for blessing me with you, and will spend the rest of my days trying to pay it forward for doing so."
"That annoying know-it-all classmate from your graduating class who spews nothing but negativity on your feed; the racist uncle you just can't delete because you don't want to get in trouble with the family. You know exactly who I'm talking about, don't you? How is it that full grown adults can so easily forget the extremely simple yet crucial lessons we learned in elementary school, which should continue to be applied to our everyday lives? "
“If you've taken nothing else from this post - chose happiness. Chose to see the good in today. Choose positivity; even if you see the glass half empty, there is still time to fill it back up. All I want for my birthday this year is for you to make the choice to live your life to the fullest, no matter what your age, and live with a grateful heart. And chocolate. I never turn down chocolate.”
“If you're are struggling with anything in your life, not just parenthood - please read these words and repeat them if necessary: you are not alone.”
"Saddle up, hold on tight, grab some strong ass coffee and most of all remember that becoming a parent isn't about what we gave up to have these kids - its about what we are gaining from having them. You've got this."
"These are my deepest feelings about the little boy who stole my heart, and I wasn't sure if I could share them with the world. But then I decided I wanted to - for every parent who feels spread thin; those of us struggling to keep it all together, and wish they could say the words and communicate to their little ones who can't understand them yet, that our intentions are good and we will always be there for them - always. "
"A little bit of work yes, but I love not only a mom hack but also a challenge. The coolest part is that you have a piece that is 100%, without a doubt unique and yours, and that your hard work and effort created it! Kind of like your kid, but without all the whining (jokes people, jokes!)."