“If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.”
1 Corinthians 13
Welcome to Kayla Aimee Writes!
I’m the girl behind the blog and I know you’re probably super surprised to find out that my name is Kayla Aimee. I am very clever at naming things, obviously. I’m a sweet-tea loving southern girl, a micro-preemie mama, and the author of the book Anchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected, which I hope you’ll pick up if you’re in need of some laughter and encouragement today.
Here is everything you never knew you wanted to know about me, complete with awkward photos of my youth, (you’re welcome) the story of our micro-preemie journey, and the one thing I feel incredibly passionate about:
I write here (and also here and here) about faith, family and my favorite things (like DIY projects and our never ending home renovation, places I’m traveling, and marathon sessions of FRIENDS.)
The heart of my story centers on my journey to motherhood, the one in which I found myself joyfully pregnant after years of infertility only to then give birth unexpectedly at just 25 weeks. We named her Scarlette and she weighed one pound, eight ounces. She was thirty days old before I was allowed to hold her and it was most decidedly not what I expected when I was expecting. I didn’t expect the 156 day NICU stay or the long term quarantine at home or that my motherhood would involved learning to force down a feeding tube and copious amounts of therapy but I found grace and hope in the most unexpected of places.
Called “vulnerable, accessible, and warmly humorous” by Publisher’s Weekly, Anchored is the perfect blend of grace and humor that will lift your spirits and fill your day with hope and laughter.
Today Scarlette is a happy, healthy, and um, precocious toddler who never fails to make us laugh with her shenanigans (check out my #stuffscarlettesays series if you need a serious laugh today!)
Thanks for stopping by, it means so much to me that you took the time to invest in our lives by reading my words. I reply in the comments section of each post so if you leave me a question there, that’s where you’ll find my answer!
Here are some of my most popular (and personal favorite) posts to get you started!
- Scarlette’s Micropreemie Birth Story
- That One Time I Was On The Today Show Part One and Part Two
- Places I Love To Travel
- 25 Non-Toy Christmas Gift Ideas
- My Must Have Items For Your Baby Registry
- Tips & Tricks For Shopping Target Clearance (The Secret Toy Sale & Markdown Calendar!)
- My Favorite No Heat Curl Tricks: Sock Bun Curls
- How To Start A Blog & How To Make Money Blogging
- Advice and Resources For Aspiring Writers
- How We Met & Our Winter Wedding
- And apparently, this mortifying moment of mine is a reader favorite: At Least She Says Excuse Me
I love connecting with y’all! Click here to Email Me and let’s chat!