Hi! I’m Sarah, the voice behind Clover Lane.
When my first baby was placed in my arms I knew there was no place I wanted to be other than home with him every day. Twenty seven years, and five more babies later, (six children, now ages 27-8, four boys and two girls), I still feel the same. I can’t imagine a more challenging, fulfilling, rewarding “job” than being a mom. It truly is a vocation, and I feel blessed beyond measure to spend my years at home while raising my children.
I have been sharing my journey through the seasons of motherhood and life on my blog for almost 12 years.
I love ordinary slow days, good books (historical fiction and memoirs are my favorite), baking and summer -although all the seasons are gorgeous here in Ohio. Also deep conversations (introverts unite!), simple family-friendly meals, and a clutter-free, minimalist, but cozy home. I came up with a system-40 Bags in 40 Days– I use for decluttering my house little by little, as it’s rare a busy mom has all day to herself. I strive to be content, which I have found goes hand and hand with gratitude, and have been raised to be practical and thrifty. Although I had busy stages with all the different ages I was raising, I like to keep my focus on living slow, steady and simply, and share my tips on all of this on Clover Lane-all my knowledge has been learned through trial and error, mistakes, and small accomplishments.
I also know that life doesn’t always go as planned. Throughout my years of bearing children, I experienced secondary unexplained infertility. I had no trouble getting pregnant, but many pregnancies after my third baby ended in miscarriage. In 2016, when I was 47, I was diagnosed with a rare breast cancer called Triple Negative and I am now cancer free after sixteen chemotherapy treatment and multiple surgeries. At the same time I began enduring the devastating and traumatic loss of my marriage. I am now a single mom of six, something I could never ever imagined happening to me. I feel like a survivor in the true sense of the word. I realized through suffering that we don’t always choose the crosses we carry, but that we have a choice every day to see the good and the blessings in our lives in spite of the tragedies. I blog sometimes about my journey through these hardships, in hope of helping other women who are experiencing their own crosses find hope, solace, and different, but still beautiful days.
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