Life | Motherhood | Trusting God

November + The First 6 Months With Baby

Happy November!   I’m holding my sweet Azariah as she sleeps. (Yes, I can type with one hand. Slowly!) She loves to sleep on me. And today I don’t have the heart to put her down. She has been a bit out of sorts. Me too. Plus, I think she loves the sound of me […]

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Two Daily Practices That Are Helping Me Pursue Goals

Most of my time and much of my energy is devoted to my blessings and responsibilities. They deserve it! And time has flown by for me since May. Nights are long and the days feel short. There is always something to do. I feel like super woman one minute and hit the wall of exhaustion […]

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Faith | Motherhood | Podcasts

Learning How To Practice And Pursue Slow Living

I went for a short walk today around the small lakes by our home with my baby. She was sound asleep in her stroller soaking in some Vitamin D. I had one earbud in as I listened to a podcast. I love podcasts. The newest addition to my playlist is called Goal Digger recently discovered via […]

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The Paradox Of My Daily Guilt

There’s this guy who wrote a book about fear and punching it in the face. I am a continual fear puncher. He wrote another book about starting over in your career. Declaring a “do over.” Mine is still in process. Both books are great reads by Jon Acuff. The other night I gave my husband […]

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Faith | Motherhood | Trusting God

Newborn News & What I Have Learned The First Two Months With My Baby

It’s a new month! My newborn baby girl smiled and my heart grew 3 sizes! I know the angels her beautiful eyes see were entertained.  These first two months with my baby have been beautiful and life altering. She is healthy and so strong! Truly I have never felt this overflow of joy and complete […]

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Faith | Motherhood

Blindsided by Breastfeeding

Our breastfeeding battle is real. I prepared for a lot during pregnancy. But not this. From nipple anatomy and difficult latching to the current conquest of milk supply and production. I thought breastfeeding was simple and natural Breastfeeding, natural? Absolutely. Simple? No. For me and many other mama’s out there. In my perfect pondered world […]

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Motherhood | Pregnancy | Trusting God

My Natural Childbirth Experience

Childbirth. Now I can say nothing in this world makes you feel more alive than having a baby. Period. It doesn’t matter which birth plan road you take. Not a book, person or thing prepares you for this experience. Similar to pregnancy, which I thought was going to be “simple and smooth.” Of course, I was […]

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Faith | Motherhood

Happy Mother’s Day And A New Life On The Way!

Mother’s Day! As I write this post I am just over 37 weeks pregnant. Today, Mother’s Day holds an entirely new meaning for me. New life is continually fusing and forming inside my body. Inside my body. A beating heart and a soul are being woven within. Although the first trimester felt like an eternity, (oh the […]

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Faith | Motherhood | preparation | Trusting God

The Best Kind of Heart Surgery and Preparing for Baby

Did you know? “Your heart is one giant pump. Every minute, your heart pumps about five quarts of blood through a system of blood vessels that’s over 60,000 miles long, according to the Cleveland Clinic. That translates to about 2,000 gallons of blood every day.” – Everydayhealth.com The heart is such an intricate muscular organ, it is […]

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Motherhood | Pregnancy | Trusting God

4 Lies I Believed About Being Pregnant + Motherhood

I freaked out when I first realized I was pregnant.   Yes, I did. The extent of my motherhood focus was step-mom. A glimmer of possible pregnancy began at an Olive Garden lunch. My family and I had ordered our normal soup and salad combo. Alex (husband) was to my left and Klo (step-daughter) was in […]

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