• Tips for Managing Anxiety During a Crisis

    April 7, 2020

    We are living in an unprecedented time and so many of us are feeling the weight of anxiety.  These tips for managing anxiety may help alleviate some of the stress you are feeling. Disclaimer: I am NOT a medical professional – this is all my personal opinion and the opinions of other non-professionals.  The information…

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  • When I Want My Old Life Back

    September 3, 2019

    Some days I find that I want my old life back.  I miss my pre baby life.  I could let the guilt over that feeling overwhelm me or I can do this… I miss my pre baby life! Some days as I’m wiping the 193rd poopy butt, breaking up the 392nd argument, and answering the…

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  • Taking Naptime from Ordinary to Extraordinary

    March 5, 2019

    The post is sponsored by the NEW Oikos Oh! Double Cream Yogurt but the content and opinions expressed are my own. I always want to be honest with you wonderful readers so I have a little confession – some days I live for naptime.  I know that’s not always the most acceptable thing to admit…

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  • How to talk to kids about suicide from a Christian perspective.

    What I’m Going to Tell My Boys About their Grandpa’s Suicide

    February 19, 2019

    A year ago today a phone call changed my life.  Nate and I had just put four kiddos to bed and were ready to spend the evening relaxing when my uncle called.  He asked to speak to Nate and, very quickly, my husband left the room, still on the phone.  I heard mumbled conversation and…

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  • The heartbreak of first trimester depression

    The Truth About First Trimester Depression

    March 10, 2017

    As someone who struggles with depression, getting pregnant with Caleb three years ago caused me to be concerned about my mental health.  Hormones are crazy things and I didn’t know how my body was going to react to my pregnancy and postpartum hormones.  I was especially concerned about postpartum depression and even went as far…

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