We've come home, bonded, and established nursing. We're back to driving, cleaning and errands. When weeks begin to turn to months, especially at the 6 week point, the pressure is on to let go of our birth experiences and move on. We are expected to be completely healed and back to our daily grind full … Continue reading Postpartum: Why Its More Than Just The First 6 Weeks
So there seems to be an expectation, especially for women, to freak out about turning 30. Well I just celebrated my 30th birthday and honestly I feel great! Why the Neurosis? In our youth obsessed culture, it's no wonder people have a negative view of growing older. Youth and beauty are seen as valuable and … Continue reading Why I’m Not Freaking Out About Turning 30
The Tattoo When I was 17 years old I got my first tattoo. I was at the home of my then boyfriend's friend who was a tattoo artist and was getting black ink embedded into my hip in the form of a Celtic knot symbol. I did this of course without permission behind my mother's … Continue reading Marked for Salvation
Expecting a bundle of joy is one of the most exciting times of your life but all of this change can also bring with it unwanted stress and anxiety. It is very important to keep stress and anxiety in check when you are pregnant because you don't want your little one to be negatively impacted … Continue reading Managing Stress and Anxiety During Pregnancy
I have a confession, my "Prayers Over the Kitchen Sink" aren't always deep and full of gratitude. Sometimes they sound something like, "Just let me get through this day!" and "God help me!" and, "Seriously?..Give me strength!" Sometimes I'm a stomping, growling, ferocious Pregzilla! I have been feeling okay so far in this pregnancy but … Continue reading Pregzilla
It's supposed to be the happiest time of your life but, lets be real, anyone who has planned or is in the process of planning a wedding knows that it can have it's fair share of stress! In my case I was on a budget and wanted as much planned as possible before the day … Continue reading He’s Marrying YOU!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11 Since childhood I have struggled with depression and anxiety. Though they go hand in hand my depression was the main problem when I was … Continue reading Replacing Anxiety with Hope
Have you ever experienced buyer's remorse? Those yet to be worn stilettos in your closet tell me yes! As a writer I tend to suffer from sharer's remorse. I will get inspired and excited and turn to social media as an outlet and end up posting a poem, opinion, or status more personal and meaningful … Continue reading Sharer’s Remorse