becoming a mom · finding my way

Before I Became a Mom: Then and Now

Before I became a mom, the thought of motherhood caused me anxiety, doubt, and overwhelm. I knew some general things about motherhood but I didn’t know some of the most important things. I could visualize changing diapers endlessly and dealing with cranky babies but I had no idea how vastly my children would enrich and… Continue reading Before I Became a Mom: Then and Now

a contented heart · becoming a mom · cultivating gratitude · from the trenches · I am blessed

My Postpartum Thankful List

​Warning: This post includes graphic details of postpartum life! Read at your own risk! 🙂 Today I’m sharing my postpartum thankful list as a tribute to mothers around the globe who do not have some or perhaps most of these blessings. As I feed and rock my beautiful, healthy infant son, I’m more aware than… Continue reading My Postpartum Thankful List

becoming a mom · cultivating gratitude · I am blessed

When Life Seems Unfair Remember Moments Like These

​It stopped me in my tracks the day we came home from the hospital with our newborn son. We had finally gotten all the necessary tests and checks done, our stuff was stowed in the van and the baby was sleeping, snuggly strapped in his car seat. We said good-bye to the nurse who’d helped… Continue reading When Life Seems Unfair Remember Moments Like These

becoming a mom · casting aside fear · cultivating gratitude · fighting overwhelm · from the trenches

Dealing With First Trimester Apathy and Anxiety

So I am officially PG and Baby #3 is on his/her way! 🙂 Hence the silence here on the blog. I’ve been too uninspired to even think of writing something that could be remotely considered post-worthy. Eventually though I did begin searching through the pregnancy advice links I’d saved, particularly those in the spiritual and… Continue reading Dealing With First Trimester Apathy and Anxiety

becoming a mom · cultivating gratitude · fighting overwhelm · finding peace · I am blessed · meeting God

When You’re Not Sure You Signed Up For This

Isn’t it just amazing to think that God actually designed us and our children to compliment each other and work together and love each other? Sometimes it doesn’t feel like it, that’s for sure! When one child is constantly pushing our buttons and soon another child joins in, it can be pretty hard to believe… Continue reading When You’re Not Sure You Signed Up For This

becoming a mom · looking ahead · no regrets · recovering perfectionist

Why There’s Never a Perfect Time to Have a Baby (So Don’t Put Off Being a Mom)

I’ll admit it: when Kev and I decided it was time to get serious about starting a family, one of the first things we did was decide when the best time of year was to have our baby. I remember clearly thinking November would be a great month to have him/her arrive. Ironically, that baby arrived… Continue reading Why There’s Never a Perfect Time to Have a Baby (So Don’t Put Off Being a Mom)

becoming a mom · cultivating gratitude · looking ahead · meeting God · no regrets

What is the Best Way to Prepare for Motherhood?

If you said practice gagging over the frying pan every time you fry eggs, you know something about morning sickness that I didn’t when I first got pregnant. I had absolutely no idea how awful that smell could be!  But the truth is, it’s pretty difficult to prepare yourself for the individual things that may… Continue reading What is the Best Way to Prepare for Motherhood?