I grew up in church. I went every Sunday. My grandparents took me. My sister was baptized before I was. When I was 9 I followed in her footsteps and was baptized. Looking back, I don’t know that I really understood what the decision to do that made. I mean, I’m sure that I understood… Continue reading
One-Third Through Insanity
Okay, we’re starting this update on the 6th… We’re two days from Peanut’s birthday… Nothing really crazy has happened since the start of the month, but it’s been an interesting month so far. Nothing much happened on the 1st (Wednesday) – I had a birthmom zoom call and was packing for dogsitting. On the 2nd… Continue reading
Get to Know Me Better?
I’ve had this blog for quite a while (it used to be coffeetattoos.wordpress.com but I decided to upgrade recently) and never really introduced myself. So maybe it’s time for me to do that…?? I’m the middle of three kids – my sister is four years older, my brother is seven and a half years younger… Continue reading
Due date: June 30 (today)Birthday: July 8Placement: July 18 We’re coming up on a difficult time of year for me – the end of June and just the whole month of July. Especially this year – it’s like a repeat of May 2019… All the running around, and dogsitting, and so few nights in my… Continue reading
Mother’s Day Weekend As a Birthmom
My life has been a hectic so I’m just getting a chance to write this out *rolls eyes* Mother’s Day weekend as a birthmom is an interesting time, to say the least… A lot of times, birthmoms aren’t recognized as mother’s – even though we absolutely are. Now, not every birthmom is treated the same… Continue reading
It’s almost July…!! This means that it’s almost Peanut’s birthday and placement month. And that means that I’m about to be dealing with one of my most difficult months of the year. As I’m writing this, my due date is 8 days away, her birthday is 16 days away, and placement is in 26 days.… Continue reading
Quarantine Day 72…
I had a post from a year ago pop up in my IG stories, and I realized something… trying to compare May 2019 and 2020 is impossible!! Because life is nowhere near similar enough to begin playing the comparisons game! Click here to see what May looked like last year. Now, in May 2020… I’ve… Continue reading
Boundaries | Draw Your Line
In the past I preemptively sent someone to the moon – before working through things with this person. Then I allowed this person to come back from the moon… When I allowed them back, things seemed to go well at first. But then I started to realize that I didn’t want to play their games… Continue reading
The day after Valentines Day I drove out to Winchester and finally got my second tattoo. People love to ask me why I went to a shop that’s so far away. It’s a familiar, trusted place. And I thoroughly admire the work of both artists there. Plus, sometimes you simply want to go for a… Continue reading
Listening to Shame – Brené Brown 6 Types of People Who Do NOT Deserve to Hear Your Shame Story The Problem of Shame 3 Things You Can Do to Stop a Shame Spiral Continue reading
Hello! Welcome! My name is Katy!
You can find me drinking coffee until it’s time for wine. Currently have 5 tattoos, but plans for more are in the works.
I’m a birthmom over 8 years post placement. I’ve been in a birthmom support group since November 2018, and will be leading my own come May 2023.
On Sunday mornings you can usually find me in the nursery or on the production team at church.
Various times throughout the year, you can find me staying with someone’s dog(s) while they’re away on a trip – so don’t be surprised if there are stories or pictures every so often.