We all know by now that gratitude improves our mental health and how we look at the world. I’d also be willing to argue, self-compassion can go a long way in this direction, too. In order to change our self-view and how we look and interact with the world, extending the same kind of grace … Continue reading How Self-Compassion Changes Life for Us
Maven Monday: History in Skirts – a Spoonie mom with a small business
Hey, hi, how are you friends? I’m glad you’re back with us in the space where we talk about creativity, motherhood, and fulfillment all in light of living with chronic physical/mental illness. This week, I have another Maven Monday interview for you all. And, while this series will be a once a month feature in … Continue reading Maven Monday: History in Skirts – a Spoonie mom with a small business
Momma’s Heart: the Kind of Mom I Am
Honestly, I am struggling a lot lately. Everywhere I look, moms are tearing each other down. Believers are divided over things they have no business being divided over.Women are destroying other women. We are divided and fighting over things that we have no business fighting over, commenting on, or caring about (when it comes to … Continue reading Momma’s Heart: the Kind of Mom I Am
When Will I Feel Normal?
When our bodies or minds seem to be against us. When I first began writing this, it was about feeling normal after pregnancy. And then I thought about breastfeeding. When will I feel normal? When will I feel human? I kept asking myself these questions. I knew it would be a while. With the growing … Continue reading When Will I Feel Normal?
Resiliency: In Ministry, in Business, and in Marriage
Y'all, this is going to be a freakin' honest post. Like, bearing my heart & inviting you into the mess kind of post. This week has been rough. We have been dealing with meal issues, grocery issues, broken tiny house issues, heat issues, communication issues, and I have been a mess. I can't count the number of … Continue reading Resiliency: In Ministry, in Business, and in Marriage
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 … Continue reading Pregnancy Hormones, Mom Shaming, & My Second Trimester Must-Haves
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 … Continue reading Maternity Pictures, Comparisons, & 7 Bible Verses for My Pregnancy
How to Handle the Mixed Emotions of Pregnancy & Motherhood
Pregnancy and motherhood are filled with ups and downs.
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 … Continue reading Find Your Tribe: 7 Reasons We Need Authentic Friendship
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 … Continue reading Girl Mom (to be…)