Am I Serving Christ or a Cultural Agenda? My Take on the Red Cups

Apparently The “War on Christmas” has begun.  Starbucks began it this year with their 2015 Holiday cups: you know the RED CUPS.  A few posts popped up either on my Twitter stream or my Facebook feed over the weekend, and it got me a little riled up.  The weekend was busy, and I just didn’t […]

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31 Days Postpartum Reflection

I am so glad I committed to this writing challenge.  My husband told me, back in August, that it would be too much.  It probably wasn’t wise to do it, and I agreed. Then, for some foolish reason I did anyway. Being “Real” The discipline of writing, everyday, for 31 days.  Well, actually every day […]

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Returning To Work

I go back to work in 3 weeks, my how time flies. I enjoy my work, I create my own schedule, I enjoy the benefits of self employment. I chose self employment, as a single woman, before I was even dating.  I knew I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, but didn’t know if that […]

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Counting My Blessings

Today, I took baby J to my office to get some work done.  I got a little done, about one-third of what I had hoped to accomplish.  I’m under some intense deadlines right now, as is my husband.  I think, I hope, it is natural to feel a little frustrated at the putsy-silliness of kids. […]

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Priorities and Goals

My maternity leave is almost over, with that brings the realization that not every goal I have can be a priority now. Is this hard for anyone else?  Or am I the only one who wants to do “all of the things”? I want to make my own skin care products, toothpaste, laundry detergent. I […]

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Breastfeeding: Third Time’s A Charm?

Oh, wouldn’t that be lovely?  I am not exclusively breastfeeding, but I am BESTfeeding.  Today, I’m going to share how things are different the third time around, and how they are the same. It’s Different First, we never got up to a 10% weight loss.  I think with Z, her initial weight loss was about […]

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Hip Labor? Baby J’s Home Birth

I started having contractions at 4am, but slept in between and did not time them. At 6:22 doula #1 texted me that she was home from another birth and was going to take care of her family and get some rest. Around 6:30 am, I let my midwife, other doula and mom know that things […]

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Post Partum Body

I read an article today from Scary Mommy http://www.scarymommy.com/the-luxury-of-not-giving-a-damn/  There is a quote that summarizes her point well.  “It’s a gift not to give a damn how my body and face compares to others.” It’s a gift I long for, to face each day without thoughts about how my body is worse than another woman’s.  It sounds pretty […]

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Guilty Pleasures: Periscope!

I confess, I am a smart-phone mom.  I look at it when I nurse.  Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. E-mail, Kindle and now Periscope!!!! When I first heard of Periscope, I resisted.  Erin of Humbled Homemaker and Kayse Pratt both began mentioning Periscope in posts around the same time.  I caved in and gave it a whirl, expecting it […]

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Encouragement for Moms

My son is having a really hard time.  I could be that he just turned two, and it is a rough age.  I could be that those last two molars are about to erupt.  Maybe it’s the change from “baby” to “middle child.”  It could be the stress of not being able to nurse as […]

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