From One to Six ::

The Unexpected Undertaking of Becoming a Stepmother and
Other Lofty Adventures

This blog is about my journey from singleness to stepmotherhood, as well as all the crazy things in between—and trust me, there is plenty of crazy! While I don't believe in being defined by labels, this new role has me reeling. But here is my safe space. I will explore the many facets of becoming—and being—a stepmom as I seek to own it for myself. I hope as you read on you can grab something inspiring for yourself in whatever you are called to do in this life. xo, Hannah :: 

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Three to Six::
Other Lofty Adventures ::

October 3, 2018

Today is my man's birthday! 

And as Salt and Peppa said, "What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man." Truly, I feel so blessed to have him as a partner.

But I promise this isn't going to be a "barfy" blog all about my rosy life and how I have the most perfect partne...

August 22, 2018


*My heart is so full!*

I am so grateful and humbled by each and every one of you who read my last blog about my teens. From the bottom of my heart,

:: T H A N K   Y O U ::

I am grateful for you taking the time to read the blog and res...

Yup, I said it. Provocative? Yes. True? YES!  

Being well into our second year of marriage—I know, it's been a long time since I have blogged, oops—I just have to say this honestly: my teenagers are my birth control.

Up until this point I haven't post...

November 12, 2017

I haven't wanted to write in a while. I have six to seven posts half-written, but I can't find the motivation to finish them and hit publish. I am not sure why. Or maybe I am...

Two to three weeks ago my step-diva (bonus boo #2 who will be referred to as BB2)"stumbled"...

September 22, 2017

I'm starting a series of posts called "Sweet Stepmama Moments." Meaning I wanna share when something incredibly beautiful happens with one or more of my bonus babies; something that bowls me over and leaves me so humbled and grateful for who they are and how brave they...

September 17, 2017

I love races! As I stated in my previous post, four weekends ago I finished Portland to Coast. I shared about the first leg of my journey and all that it taught me. What I neglected to share was that that leg took place at 10:45 a.m. when I was bright-eyed and bus...

September 5, 2017

I just completed Portland to Coast (PTC)an intense, 129-mile walk relay from downtown Portland, Oregon to the beautiful Oregon coast. From 3:00 a.m. on Friday, August 25, to 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, I was buckled in for one wild ride. Nay, a lofty adventure!...

July 29, 2017

Here I am blogging again. The last time I wrote a blog I had a very specific mission in life: accomplishing 30 of my long time dreams before I turned 30 years old. That blog—Hannah's 30 Before 30—was a hit, or at least it was for me. It was cathartic and gave me purpos...

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Hannah's love for life stems from her service to others. Cast in God's mold, Hannah expresses this love through philanthropy, writing, music, hugging, and most of all, her family. A little over a year ago, Hannah became a step mother to four, incredible children. This came with many challenges. Instead of buckling to her fears, Hannah used them as motivation to inspire others. A vibrant light with more than a twinkle in her eye, she touches all corners of the earth with her warmth and connection. Her enthusiasm is infectious, her love enveloping. Enjoy this blog and all that this lux mundi lady has to offer!

Bio written by friend and blogger, Becky Swank.


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