The Great Big Year in Review

I am quite possibly the one mommy-blog you’ll read that will not be an epic recap of how crazy the holidays were, complete with Instagram-worthy shots of fabulous meals and beautiful decor (instead, you’re in for appropriately placed gifs). There were some pretty fabulous meals, but the decor is slightly less than fabulous due to…

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Pray Like You’re Married

Living your vocation means living the life that God had planned for you, and over the course of your life, that could be any number of things. Vocations (vocare: Latin, to call) can exist for a season or for your whole life. What we find in these callings should be the tangible reality of the…

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I’m a Mom. Don’t pity me.

I feel like I wrote my previous post a little too soon. I now get the “how old is she? how old is he?” followed by look of horror when they find out how close my kids are at least once every time we encounter other humans. Seriously, I should just structure my retirement plan…

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Preparing for My Little Prince

Several years ago, a friend recommended that I read a children’s book written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery called The Little Prince. “It is surprisingly deep,” she said. “I promise you’ll really enjoy it!” Figuring that a children’s book at worst wouldn’t take much of my time if it was a bust, I gave it a…

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Attitude of Gratitude

I just found out that I got hit with the gestational diabetes bug (GDM), and boy was I mad. I don’t fit the bill of the likely candidates. I began pregnancy at a healthy weight, have had healthy weight gain throughout, I eat right, I exercise, and I don’t have any personal or family history…

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A Letter to C Section Momma Heroes

Dear C Section Mommas, As C Section Awareness Month comes to a close, I wanted to give a word of encouragement to all you strong, brave women who made this decision – who chose life – for your precious little ones. You gave birth to your baby. Can I say that again? YOU GAVE BIRTH…

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God is Good. All the Time.

As you read in my last post, Evelyn was a breech baby born via C section, and I mentioned that there were some consequences that Nick and I are now having to face. After a C section, one of the questions is of course how long to let your body heal before conceiving again. There’s…

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