Home Birth Story: Baby Number 7

I have taken 8 months to write this story down for the world to read. I have told it more times than I can count, but could never find the right words to describe this experience in a way that wouldn’t make all y’all on the interwebs literally run the other way whenever you hear…

7 Babies in 10 Years: 7 Things That Keep Me Sane!

If I had a quarter for every time someone asked me if I was done having kids, I’d be a millionaire 💰. Ok, maybe I am exaggerating just a tad, but it gets old. The next question is almost always, “How do you do it?” 🤷🏻‍♀️ I think it is usually asked in the rhetorical…

Breastfeeding in Public Makes Me Feel AWKWARD

Seven babies.  I have breastfed seven babies; all within the last 10 1/2 years.  The thing I hate strongly dislike the most is breastfeeding in public.  I would rather be cooped up in my hot car than feed my baby with public, stranger eyes staring down at me.  It’s cumbersome and annoying.  I’m being a…

Angry Prayers and Grace

I had to write a personal narrative as my final paper in my English class.  I will probably post all of the papers I wrote for that class, but this one really hits close to home as we get ready for our sweet little one joining us within the next couple of weeks.  For anyone…

Do I Have Too Many Kids?

This is me. Our sixth child has needed more from me than all of my children combined. As I was trying to take a moment to breathe he came up to me needing even more. How am I going to be able to do this again? Seven kids….. that’s a huge number to me just…

Getting Healthy in 2019 is Nothing Like Before

For decades we have associated “getting healthy” with eating less and sweating more. How is it, then, with so many of us applying these principles, are we fatter and sicker than we have ever been before?!  Let me put a disclaimer: I am not an expert, I’m just a regular person trying to figure out…

It’s A Wonderful Life – Our 2019 Adventure

I am sure I am not the only person that never watched the age old classic It’s a Wonderful Life until they were well into their 30’s.  This Christmas season I finally sat down and watched this entire movie from beginning to end. If you haven’t seen the movie, I am totally going to spoil…

To Act Or Be Acted Upon – Our Gift of Agency

I had to pretend I was writing a 5 minute talk for my religion class this past semester.  I worked really hard on this talk, only to find out, it was over twice as long as it was supposed to be! I sent my instructor the Reader’s Digest Version, but I wanted to share the…

Episode 8: Answered Prayers and Finding Meaning in Life Through Trials

  When I am in the thick of the hard times in life, it is so hard to maintain perspective and get through trials gracefully and with faith. In the middle of my faith crisis last year I definitely doubted many times that God actually answered my prayers.  I doubted my worthiness.  I questioned my position…

Mom Advice: Just Keep Smiling :)

I know it is hard to find the strength to smile when life feels like a never ending string of demands, but keep doing it. Hold your head up in confidence even if others think you should be doing it differently. You are doing your best. Believe it. You ARE enough. It is OK that…