“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.” – Samuel Butler Shopping pencils and pens, sweaters and jeans. Making lunches and long car pool runs. Crisp sunny days, frost hanging on night air, Geese in the sky, combines in the fields. Fall is a cozy time… Continue reading What We Lose in Flowers, We Gain in Fruit: My Back-to-School Wish
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
If I could have anything I want for Mother’s Day, what would it be? There are countless cliche things that come to mind: time for myself, huge bouquets of flowers, meals I don’t have to make, shopping trips, time with friends, sleeping in and uninterrupted sleep. Yet somehow these aren’t the things I really want. There’s… Continue reading What I’d Choose If I Could Have Anything I Wanted for Mother’s Day
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
After writing about how I need to make steps to improve my family’s health and trusting God to help us through it, I was inspired to dig deeper into what God has to say about our health and the way we care for our bodies. How exactly does God look at health care? Does… Continue reading What Does God Say About Our Health Care?
For quite some time I’ve been wrestling with the need to make better choices for our family’s health, both in the products we use and the food we consume. I don’t consider myself a big health nut but I admit I do like to make educated decisions when possible. 🙂 I always used to think… Continue reading Trusting God With Our Family Health Care Decisions
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
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?
To the mother who did not nurse her baby, did not have a natural childbirth, or has not attained “perfect mother” status through any other means. You mothers are close to my heart. Why? Because you’re just like me. Oh you may say, but you nursed your babies. You even had a nine pound baby… Continue reading To The Mother Who Is Not Perfect
Accepting God’s plan for my life – that’s something each of us needs to do at some time in our life. Each plan is in some way different from the next but each one has wonderful moments, times of uncertainty and days that are dark. For me, God’s plan includes a beautiful daughter–my own biological… Continue reading Accepting God’s Plan