Author Archives: Kayla

About Kayla

I'm a full-time journalist turned work-at-home writer. I'm hitched to a shaggy-haired pastor and we're smitten with two wild + crazy boys: Joseph (3), who joined our family via international adoption, and Asher (1), who came the old-fashioned way. I drink strong coffee, I like pretty things, and I believe there's beauty in the broken. I hope Many Sparrows will encourage you to find worth and live a story worth sharing. When I’m not changing diapers and sweeping Cheerios, I’m tickling the ivory keys of my old school MacBook as a freelance writer and editor. And when I’m not doing that, I’m sneaking into the living room in the wee hours of the night to blog about all of the things. (Primarily faith, family, style, adoption, design, and happy thoughts.)

boy or girl? and a freshly picked moccs giveaway

It’s a bit surreal, but in few weeks, another little one is joining our crew. (Boy or girl? What do you think? Yes, we know! And no, we aren’t telling! Hehe.) Thanks to the whirlwind adoption of our amazing little Miss Eliza, we’ll essentially … Continue reading

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a true story of hope: the world is smaller than we think

When I hear of the Syrian refugee crisis, I often think of my great-grandparents, who fled Germany with their two young daughters during WWII. Their ability to resettle in the U.S. was only because of the kindness, compassion, and generosity of an Iowa … Continue reading

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more alike than different: world down syndrome day

Today, 3-21, is World Down Syndrome Day, and my first of many celebrating as a mama to a little one with Down syndrome. By no means am I an expert on the extra chromosome, but I’m eager to share a … Continue reading

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little love letters from God

Reading to our children is so important. And in this season of babies and toddlers, I’m all for finding sweet books that share the story of God’s big love. We’re fans of Love Letters from God, which was such a big … Continue reading

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yes, I have my hands full (and no, you don't have to remind me)

Yes, my hands are full. No, I don’t need you to pull me aside at the grocery store or the church lobby to remind me. I’m a busy mama to busy little ones. We have an incredibly active five-year-old, an … Continue reading

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a dress for date night (and a $75 giveaway!)

This little babe I’m cookin’ hit 31 weeks, and I’ll be honest: I’m feeling it. I’m to the point in pregnancy where most items in my wardrobe don’t feel quite right and changing from sweatpants to leggings feels like a victory. … Continue reading

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the dangerous definition of love

Everyone wants to be loved. And most people want to love others in return. But do we truly know what love is? Today, my friend Katherine Henson is here sharing a guest post about love. Below, she so eloquently delves into … Continue reading

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