about me + the blog


Hi, friends. I’m 24, married to my favorite person, and adopting from Africa. I’m also social worker doing foster care and adoption work while living in the lovely Midwest. My husband is a med student, and he is wonderfully calm, patient, disciplined, and hilarious. He blogs here from time to time.

I am also… a daughter of the Living God, an orphan advocate, a huge fan of my church, a resident of St. Louis City, a good music/movie/book lover, a film photography hobbyist.

I mostly blog about… our adoptionadoption + foster care, social work, faith + Jesus, and married life.

This is a place to share stuff I like with people I know and some I don’t. For a while, it was nothing real dense, heavy or weighty. Just little things. But now I’m going to journey into the realm of bigger, more personal stuff. It’s part of this resolution to live one life and one life only… A life of honesty and vulnerability. I hope the words you read are words you wouldn’t be surprised hearing me speak.

contact me here: littlethingsbigstuff@gmail.com

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10 thoughts on “about me + the blog

  1. I am just starting with my schooling to become a Social Worker, and I too, am a daughter of our Lord Jesus. Your words are inspirational. Thank you for posting them! God bless you in your efforts to do God’s work.

  2. hi!

    i just googled “chinese characters fruit of the spirit ring” looking for a good pic of a ring i bought on a trip to taiwan, and found your blog! i was so excited to see your posts about taiwan!

    also, i grew up in st louis county, so i thought that was another fun connection!

  3. You guys are too cute! I am also blogging about young married life 🙂 I love blogging about the little stuff, the funny conversations and the awkward ins and outs of married life. Glad I found your blog!

  4. Hi Natalie! So glad to find you through the freshly-pressed front page! 🙂 I love your pictures and enjoyed reading your posts. I hope you’ll continue writing and continue radiating God’s goodness! I look forward to your next articles.

  5. I didn’t find you because of your freshly-pressed post, but because of our similar interests. You have a great writing style. I just thought you should know that. Cheers!

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