So, I didn't end up writing every day. Now, I want to fill you in on why & let you know that the Momma Heart February series will continue - just with a little bit of grace and leeway for myself. This week a lot of pregnancy complications came up. A couple weeks ago, we … Continue reading Momma’s Heart Update
Tonight, my mom came over to help me prepare freezer meals. (Post on food prep to come). We made 13 meals for about $25, which will help me a ton as my husband is on the road this month. I already have a list of other meals to add as the month goes on to … Continue reading This Momma’s Heart: Preparing for 2 under 2
12:01pm. That's the time I finally got out of bed yesterday, with the exception of one time to use the bathroom, because, pregnant. The only food eaten by that time was about a quarter of a box of cheese-itz. Outside of pregnancy, I don't even like cheese-itz, and honestly eating just happens to feel like … Continue reading Pregnancy & Postpartum Depression & Anxiety – A Glimpse
It is my goal this month to write every day. Or, at least have a post for every day. I am doing this series in conjunction with Tiny Nephesh Village, my membership site. Between these two blogs, I will be posting every day this month (starting with today, the 2nd). The theme of this month: … Continue reading February Writing Challenge: Writing Every Day
I feel you. I really do. For the last two months, I haven't been to church, and it's only been the last several weeks that I've been able to watch our service online. I'm so tired. I cancel plans a lot. Being pregnant, with a 10 month old at home, I'm very careful about how … Continue reading To the Momma Who Feels Like She Has to Apologize
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
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
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.