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There was a time when people would ask what I wrote about and I would stumble over my words, say a lot of umm’s and then spit out something along the lines of “uhhh.. I’m married and have a kid.”

I thought my life was defined by my perfect LDS (Mormon) lifestyle that had the perfect Celestial marriage and 1 perfect little boy.

When Miles was diagnosed with severe food allergies at 8 months old, I realized I found my blog calling. Writing for families with food allergies. It was perfect…

UNTIL.. my husband of 4 years suddenly left our family in the summer of 2011.

Then I thought.. “Oh goodie! I write a divorce blog. I can handle that..”

But in between leaning how to balance my life of being newly divorced, no longer a high profile corporate employee, a single mom, and a baker who owns her own business, I decided to put everything on hold and become a Gestational Surrogate.

So now? I have become a very loud surrogacy advocate. (with a splash of Gay right advocating thrown in on the side..)

I’ve been interview, published and guest posted on all things surrogacy.

I am an open book on ANY and ALL of these life callings I have. Please don’t ever hesitate to ask me any questions on any of my areas of expertise. (I’m also super humble, OBVS!)

In 2011 I took a leap to fulfill one of my greatest dreams. I joined the agency Growing Generations and became a Surrogate mom (or Gestational Carrier)
3 beautiful embryo’s were transferred into my uterus in July of 2011.
And in August we found out the couple will be parents in the Spring of 2012!
I delivered an amazing little boy, 4 weeks early, into the arms of his waiting parents in March of 2012.
My life will never be the same again.
(PLEASE feel free to email me any questions you have on surrogacy or becoming a surrogate. I couldn’t recommend it more! It has already changed my life.)

In the midst of carrying a wonderful surrogate baby I suddenly found myself a single mother.

When not buried up to my elbow in frosting and fondant you can find me:

Updating my cake website : That’s My Cake! (and it’s BLOG!)

and of course TWEETING at: @ryles

Some of the best AND WORST of me:

Miles’s birth story as told by my Doula

Discovering Miles’s Food Allergies

The Life of the working parent

The reason I have pumped for over 2 years

The dreaded “D” Word – Announcing my divorce

Thanks for keeping up with our little family!

Contact me anytime Ryley Eaton ThatsMyFam@gmail.com



  1. Merrilee says

    Hi I stumbled upon your blog as I am looking into being a surrogate. I also noticed you live in Utah, as do I. I noticed you were with Growing Generations so I tried to apply with them but they wont take me because I am in Utah. I am wondering how you were able to sign on with them if you are in Utah as well. Sorry to pry, just curious! Thanks so much!! I look forwarding to hearing from you!


  2. I cant figure out how to “follow” you on this blog. SIGH….

    Looks like you had a great transfer. ;) SUPER jealous of your ipad too… I’m so glad it took and you’re carrying a sweet little blessing.

  3. Hi,

    My name is John and I have a quick question about your blog! Could you please email me?

    Thank you,


  4. Hi there! I have a question about your blog. Could you please email me when you get a chance? Thanks!

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