It's only Tuesday, and at that, the sun is practically setting outside my windows already. Before I was a mom, I looked forward to this day every year. Because, I did manage to get that extra hour of sleep. Not so as a mom, because babies don't understand time change. (This is going to make … Continue reading Thoughts from a Mom After Daylight Savings Time Ends
Usually, I try to do the whole blog every day October challenge. But last year, and the year before, I fell short. Way short. I start with the best of intentions, and then, well, you know... This year, I made no such commitment. This October, I hit my second trimester, our family was adjusting to … Continue reading NanoWrimo!
What a day yesterday was. It's been disappointing, insomnia has hit, and I've been feeling like crap for most of the week. So, last night, I had hubby move our TV into the bedroom so I could just spend time with the family in bed in my PJs, and, now, we are probably killing our … Continue reading An Imperfect Mom Kind of Night
So, I'm learning. Learning to choose joy in the hurt, choose love in the anxiety, and choose gratitude even in the hard times. Because, life looks better when we choose these instead.
There are a lot of roles we can take on in life that teach us our limits, our abilities, and our shortcomings. For example, working in day treatment for 3 years has taught me I don't belong in that restrictive of a setting - that high stress. So, a hospital or crisis center is out … Continue reading You’re NOT a Bad Mom: Knowing Your Limits
This has been a heck-of-a-week. So many tornados, so much flooding. Pray for your Oklahoma friends. So, today (Sunday), I ended up staying home from church while hubby went to serve. Last night, right about midnight or so, our sirens went off...I was going to the bathroom of all things, right when they hit. Hubby … Continue reading Balancing Home & Ministry
Dear momma, I see those tears. I feel the ache in your heart. I feel the loneliness & shame. And, I feel the immense love you can barely contain.
It's been a while since I've shared my heart here. I know I posted at least once since my Little Ladybug was born, but since then, I've been adjusting to our new reality. During the last 3 months - that's right, we made it 3 months! - I have been caught up in the whirlwind … Continue reading Postpartum and a New Reality
There is so much that has been playing in my head in the 2 months since baby girl arrived. I need to sit down and write all my posts, share my must haves, begin to talk about the tiny house & ministry journey we are taking as a family of 3, but I have been … Continue reading Easing Back Into Life
When our bodies or minds seem to be against us. When I first began writing this, it was about feeling normal after pregnancy. And then I thought about breastfeeding. When will I feel normal? When will I feel human? I kept asking myself these questions. I knew it would be a while. With the growing … Continue reading When Will I Feel Normal?