Pregnancy Hormones, Mom Shaming, & My Second Trimester Must-Haves

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… Read More

Maternity Pictures, Comparisons, & 7 Bible Verses for My Pregnancy

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… Read More

Find Your Tribe: 7 Reasons We Need Authentic Friendship

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… Read More

Girl Mom (to be…)

“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… Read More

Pregnancy: My Experience & 1st Trimester Must Haves

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,… Read More

Genuine Friendships in Adulthood

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… Read More

Announcement Time!

I recently (just now, actually), said goodbye to my first blog: AGAPETOS (over at candicejenee.com). God has recently been working on me about where my focus is to be, and as hard as it is to say goodbye to that platform, I know God was priming me for this one. Now, I won’t be taking… Read More

Life is in the Waiting…

I have been so sick all week…my body is tired & worn. But, it has given me a great amount of time to think. And, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. You see – things have been quite a bit tight, things have been one surprise or struggle after another, just as my… Read More

I Have a Confession…

So, last week, I was not really living out freedom, satisfaction, and abundance. I found myself swallowed in fear, anxiety, doubt, depression, and honestly, came to moments I questioned my sanity. One day last week, I even had a meltdown…one of major proportions. Anger, anxiety, and self-hatred like I hadn’t felt in a long, long… Read More