Postpartum Bliss

I’ve gotta write this down. It’s entitled “Postpartum Bliss” because that’s what this season has been. And it’s so starkly different than my first experience, struggling so deeply with undiagnosed postpartum depression. Part of me feels like I’m holding my breath, having squeaked by the first 6 weeks with only low moments, that I’m able to come outContinue reading “Postpartum Bliss”

An Open Note from a Very Pregnant Lady

Written January 25, 2019, 2 days before my daughter’s due date. If I see one more self-righteous, shock factor pro-life photo or statement. Listen, I’m as pro-life as they come. I’ve had a huge heart for babies who are unwanted and moreso a passion for mamas who are facing pregnancy that is unexpected and perhapsContinue reading “An Open Note from a Very Pregnant Lady”

Fear’s Words- Post by Hannah Rosenboom

This is a guest post, or you could say a “re-blog with permission” from Hannah Rosenboom of Sincerely Hannah.  Find original post and blog here. This specific writing of hers hit me so hard that I immediately wrote to ask if I could have her guest post like, right now on my blog and ifContinue reading “Fear’s Words- Post by Hannah Rosenboom”

How I Prepare for Labor & Birth- Homebirth or Hospital

Hello friends! I’m here with another topic that requires courage! Labor & birth. I am 30 weeks along with my 2nd baby and starting to prepare for labor & her birth. This post is inspired by my conversations with many amazing moms who have had many amazing different birth stories. I love gaining tips fromContinue reading “How I Prepare for Labor & Birth- Homebirth or Hospital”

The Essential Oil Craze- and Why I Love Them

Ah, the essential oil craze. It sure can seem like that on social media these days, can’t it! I never imagined they would become so popular; it’s so funny! It feels like there were a select few nerdy people who became aromatherapists and would maybe have sign-ups for an online course. And then…the general publicContinue reading “The Essential Oil Craze- and Why I Love Them”

To My Darling Second Child

To my darling second child, You have surprised us with joy. Our lives moved forward with no knowledge of your existence for a little over a month. It was sweet for this planning-everything-to-a-T kinda mama, to have something so completely beyond her, come into being without her knowledge. Thank you for choosing us. I’m feelingContinue reading “To My Darling Second Child”

A Book Recommendation: Words Unspoken by Elizabeth Musser

I just finished a captivating read and thought- I need to do some book recommendations on the blog! I am an avid reader and adore historical fiction. My preference is to read a book that takes my heart from the place which I started and deposits me into a new place. Forever changed from whatContinue reading “A Book Recommendation: Words Unspoken by Elizabeth Musser”