About

I am a fiercely dedicated mother. As a former reporter, I am addicted to writing.

I keep my skills fresh and my addiction satisfied with this blog as I muse over the joys and stresses of motherhood, and my adventures as an imperfect homemaker.

I am the proud mother of four sons and one daughter.

I recently started photography school and will launch my photography business in the spring of 2017.

I am a volunteer for Utah Share, a support group for people impacted by pregnancy and infant loss. My third son was born stillborn at 37 weeks. I write about his loss often. It has forever changed me.

I grew up in Kaysville, Utah. I earned a journalism degree from Weber State University and worked at the Deseret Morning News prior to starting my family. I live in Davis County with my husband Travis.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lindsay
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 13:37:56

    natalie,
    this is totally random, but i read a bit more about you and discovered you live in utah and you are a member of SHARE. do you go to the meetings? does your husband go with you? i have been wanting to go, but i don’t know if i am ready to take that step. any thoughts?

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    • Natalie
      Feb 28, 2011 @ 15:56:25

      Yes I belong to SHARE. I have been to a few of their weekly meetings and they were really good. My husband came with but mostly for moral support. I think the meetings generally have a female audience. With my share group they have at least one meeting per year that is specifically for dads and then another that is specifically for siblings.

      I haven’t been forever because, I’ll be honest with you, it scared me to death to hear about all of the things that had happened to other people. I hope to have another baby someday and it was really hard for me to hear all of other people’s experiences. I am a worrier and that made me really nervous. I went to our Share social and the walk to remember and LOVED them. They were fun.

      I don’t know if that helps you at all. I really love what share does for people and I think their meetings are really cool. It might be good for you to “share” your thoughts and feelings with people who have been there before.

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  2. Our Precious Hope
    Jan 05, 2012 @ 18:19:16

    Natalie,

    I stumbled onto your blog today looking for things on child loss. I read your post Words of Wisdom. Though I don’t have any words of wisdom either I wanted to share with you my page on Facebook which is just a place for us to connect with others that are going through the loss of a child and to hopefully help and encourage each other. It’s Hope: Our journey through miscarriage, stillbirth, and SIDS (www.facebook.com/ourprecioushope).
    My daughter, Hope, was stillborn almost 2 months ago and is why I started this page.

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  3. Nicole Vowell
    Apr 14, 2016 @ 14:23:19

    Natalie…Please give me a call, I’m a reporter with KSL 5 News. We are interested in speaking with you about the tree house “drama” for a news story tonight.
    Please email me! Nvowell@ksl.com

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