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?
Y'all, this is going to be a freakin' honest post. Like, bearing my heart & inviting you into the mess kind of post. This week has been rough. We have been dealing with meal issues, grocery issues, broken tiny house issues, heat issues, communication issues, and I have been a mess. I can't count the number of … Continue reading Resiliency: In Ministry, in Business, and in Marriage
Y'all, these pregnancy hormones are no joke. If you read one of my most recent posts, you know my hubby & I are trying to eat at home more, with me meal planning & cooking. The last two days (yes, two days in a row), I messed up our meal. Like, royally messed up. Like, ruined. And … Continue reading Pregnancy Hormones, Mom Shaming, & My Second Trimester Must-Haves
This weekend, I met up with two of my best friends, and had a maternity shoot. Two of us are pregnant, and the other is an amazing photo artist. I love the photos she captured, and I cannot wait until she has them finished for us. Pregnancy is such an amazing time to share with … Continue reading Maternity Pictures, Comparisons, & 7 Bible Verses for My Pregnancy
I am writing this in the midst of feeling extremely crummy. It's that time of year - protect yourselves & your kiddos! As many of you know, hubby & I are expecting! As some of you may not know, we have been surviving much of the year on one income - hubby's missionary income. So, … Continue reading How We are Preparing for Life Changes: 9 Ways to Fix Your Money Mindset
Pregnancy and motherhood are filled with ups and downs.
I recently shared about the importance of friendship as adults. I wanted to take the opportunity to break it down even further. I think sometimes, we feel the need to be an island. Especially us women. We are woman, hear us roar... after all. Also, it can get difficult to connect when we hear so many … Continue reading Find Your Tribe: 7 Reasons We Need Authentic Friendship
"She probably just likes me better..." the owner of the ultra sound boutique said. It took a minute to register who that "she" was referring to... She? I'm having a she?! In that moment, a brief wave of panic washed over me. Right up until they handed us the print outs with pictures of our … Continue reading Girl Mom (to be…)
Let me start by saying: I am extremely excited to be a mom! It is something I have wanted & prayed for for years. I am very much looking forward to holding that little bundle & watching Baby C grow... But, I'm going to be brutally honest: So far, pregnancy just plain sucks - physically, … Continue reading Pregnancy: My Experience & 1st Trimester Must Haves
Confession: when I first moved to the Tulsa area, I was extremely lonely. It was the first time in my life when I lived completely away from any friends, family, or social structure. And, as much as I loved my then fiancé now husband, he simply wasn’t enough. I needed friends, and socialization. Even just … Continue reading Genuine Friendships in Adulthood