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CathyHarris

So, You Want a Fast Labor? 5 Tips from a Natural Childbirth Instructor.

What is your dream birth? This is the question I ask moms when I first sit down with them for their first childbirth class. I hear many different answers, but the most common response is always, “I want a fast birth.” I chuckle because if you know anything about childbirth, it is often everything but fast. Childbirth, as it’s meant to be, requires patience, persistence, and preparation. Yes, we have many…

Rest. Are You Getting Enough Of It?

I have officially claimed this week as my week of rest. I have just come out of a crazy but good season. My days were extremely long and demanding for several weeks, and now the Lord has blessed me with lots of rain, thunderstorms, and quiet. An abundance of rain and thunderstorms in my house equals a lack of soccer practices. So, for this mom who is accustomed to 5 trips to the soccer field…

Are You a Writer But Too Busy to Write? FIVE Tips to Get You Writing!

Time flies when you are having fun. Let’s be honest. Time just simply flies. Sometimes it seems time runs much faster than our little legs can run. I feel this way ALL the time. There is so much in my heart that I want to give, receive, learn, and produce, yet I am human. I only have so much time. You only have so much time. Nevertheless, I learned several years ago that…

What Are Your Declarations For Today?

As many of my readers know, I home school my kids. Just as God uses our daily life and ministry to speak to all of us, the past few weeks, He has spoken to me while teaching my son. My son is fierce about life. He feels all the feels. He is up and down. He is confident and strong. He can also easily get defeated all in the same moment. Right now, we are…

A New Year With New Opportunties. Learning to Say, “No.”

Saying, “no,” to good things is a practiced and perfected skill. Not everyone knows how to say it. Not everyone wants to say it. As for me, I am still learning. My determination to embrace rest in my life propels me to learn quickly. From infancy, our flesh pounces on the word, “NO.” We learn to use this word in our days of early independence. God knows how often I hear…

O Holy Night! The Perspecitve of a Birthworker.

Merry Christmas! Take a moment to consider the holiest of nights… Watching and assisting a woman in labor is both humbling and miraculous. A laboring woman confronts her greatest strengths and her greatest weaknesses simultaneously. It is truly one of the most incredible events of her life. As you many of you know, I am laboring woman’s cheerleader by vocation. The majority of my cheerleading takes place during her last few months…

The Glory in the Mundane

Life as a mom is pretty monotonous. I wake up at the same time just about every morning to the same sweet and boisterous thuds of my kids stomping to my room. I make breakfast at 8am, we start our home school work, I work in my home office every afternoon, and we go to bed. I make a few gourmet meals in between it all, wash laundry, clean dishes, change diapers, and the glory…

I am a spread thin kinda mom. Do I still love Jesus?

First, let me say that if you clicked on this post because you are a spread thin kinda mom, allow yourself to take a deep breathe. Motherhood is amazing, demanding, miraculous, and tiresome all at the same time. I get it. I’ve been there. I am there-ALL the time. You might be a mom, a wife, a professional, a taxi driver, a chef, a maid, and a personal therapist on a daily…

Homeschool 2017-18 Edition-Our NEW Plan! FREE Download.

It’s August once again, and I am prepping for another school year at Harris Home Academy. We begin on Monday-EEK! This post is a tradition I love. Every year, YOU get a close up on my plan. If you are new to homeschooling, take a deep breathe. You don’t have to do all I am doing. But, this post is meant to fuel you and get those creative juices going…

What Abortion Does to a Man

Guest Post by Dave Wernli Jim couldn’t shake it. He’d had break-ups before. Why is this one so different? Shauna, who he lived with for nine months, had been getting more and more distant. Jim couldn’t figure out why. He tried his best. He bought flowers. He cancelled a fishing weekend. He even talked about his feelings. He did everything he knew she liked. Nothing worked. One day…