For as long as I can remember, I suffered from anxiety and depression. Even before the dark years of high school (and the even darker years after graduating), I can remember the mental fog and sadness that permeated my life. In 7th grade, I went to my guidance counselor and cried for help, but when … Continue reading What is the Peace of God really like?
Tomorrow will be THREE WEEKS since I begged the Lord for a renewed heart, and started deep cleaning my home. I have never maintained my housekeeping for three weeks straight since I became a homemaker- not once! This is not to say that my house is always clean- toddlers still live here- but the work … Continue reading Why I Started Headcovering (again)
I live in Key West, Florida, which means my children experience the opposite of what most other kids their age participate in year round. 8 months out of the year, we are willing and able to go outside nearly every day. The weather is beautiful and typically sunny, the ocean is warm, and the humidity … Continue reading Kids Need to Go Outside
As much as I'm embarrassed to admit this, I am not a put-together woman. I've missed many events I was supposed to go to, simply because I don't keep a planner, and I forgot. My house may have clean dishes and clothes, but it's always exceptionally messy, and sometimes quite dirty. I do have two … Continue reading How to Get it Together Part 1: What’s the real issue?
It has been over a month and a half since my last post, and for that, I'm quite sorry. I originally set out to make this blog more personal than professional. I wanted to be able to express my thoughts and feelings on any topics that came to mind, rather than streamlining useful content with … Continue reading Where Have I Been?! -And some exciting news!
I have been having a bad week. My husband and I fought near constantly, mostly because my mood was sour and my stress high. Our family vacation is coming up this Sunday, but instead of excitement, I've found an increase in anxiety and financial worries. Tensions deepened the more we argued, and I've struggled to … Continue reading The Week I Failed my Family
My vivacious daughter, Moriah, turned one just this past weekend. Although I have obviously seen her growth over the past year, marked by early milestones and sleepless nights, it has suddenly dawned on me that my darling is no longer a baby. She is full of toothy grins and deep belly laughs, and I love … Continue reading Why I Want More Children
Happy Holy week, everyone! Resurrection Sunday was a beautiful rest day for my family. Elijah, my son, stayed up all day without a nap, which should have been stressful, considering he is only 2, but was not. He was wonderfully behaved all day, and played like the sweet little boy he is until almost 9 … Continue reading Book Review: What Falls From the Sky
A few months ago, I felt convicted by God about my resistance towards having another baby. I would see a YouTube video of a newborn, and everything in my being would yearn for a third child. But, my "rational" mind had seized hold of me, and all the reasons why not were all I could … Continue reading Waiting for baby