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Good to be back…Pregnancy

Well, I feel like I am returning from a long trip full of excitement yet sickness and fog. In other words, I have made it through the first trimester of my pregnancy with baby #3. Wow. This one wiped me out, but I am finally back to feeling somewhat normal. I seriously feel like I disappeared off the map for a while. Even though the last 3 months have been extremely difficult, it had it…

Natural Childbirth? Why?

Natural childbirth. Why would anyone voluntarily choose to do that? I hear this question often when I tell people that I teach natural childbirth classes. I get weird looks and even uncomfortable smiles. I understand that it sounds absurd to many people considering the options available to women in our country these days. Imagine what it must have been like thousands of years ago when women gave birth. Our technologies obviously have advanced astronomically. The…

Family Diving Deep # 2: Eyes, Ears, and Hearts

Little eyes. Little ears. Little hearts. Sometimes I just can’t get enough of them in my house. I am overwhelmed by cuteness. My kids are full of energy and absolutely drive me bonkers some times, but they are the sweetest little gifts to me and my husband. As cute as they are, the cuteness sometimes leads to thinking that their thoughts, emotions, and actions are just cute, innocent, and spiritually simplified. I believe…

Family Diving Deep #1: My Secret Place Intruder (My husband)

5 years down and many more to go!!! My husband and I are celebrating our anniversary this year with a little overnight getaway. Time alone. Finally. Being married has been and is the most rewarding and challenging journey I have ever and will ever embark on. Paul was very serious in his letter to the Ephesians when he explained that marriage is to be a picture of how Christ loves the church (Ephesians 5:32…

What is your Panacea?…(Do you know what that means?)

Panacea is my new word. Maybe you don’t have any idea what that word means. If that is you, don’t beat yourself up. I just learned the word last night while my husband was reading in his Graduate school book. It is always fun to learn a new word, and this one is a good one. We looked it up and the definition is as follows: A remedy for all ills…

My 2013 Thanksgiving List

I am not typically one that sets New Year’s Resolutions, but I do try take some time with the Lord at the beginning of every year to reflect, be thankful, and expect greatness for the coming year.  The past month I have been doing exactly that. My heart is overwhelmed with thankfulness towards the Lord for all that He has done in me and my family in 2013. Here are just a few…

The Great Game of Tug-of-War

“Mommy, sister hit me,” says my son. “Mommy, brother took away my crayons,” says my daughter. All day long and day after day the great game of tug-of-war continues. Sometimes I just sit back and watch them as they each hold on to a toy and try to pull it from each other’s hands as hard as they can. The war gets really interesting when there is…

A Cheer for COMMUNITY 

Can I be your community cheerleader for just a moment? I live in Northern Virginia right outside of Washington D.C.  This area carries a “survival. striving, and busy spirit.” When I think about my neighborhood, it reminds me of desperate little squirrels scurrying to collect nuts to store up for themselves. Much of our lives takes place in isolation just trying to take care of ourselves. This might be due to absence…