The Early Years Before I get started, let me emphasize my parent’s love for their kids and how they shaped our family in a way I’m grateful for. I do not see them as the enemy or the direct result of my leaving evangelicalism behind. They were evangelized themselves. Found refuge in the church from … Continue reading My Spiritual Deconstruction: Part 1
Dear daughter still in my womb, Your dad says you're gonna give us hell. He's probably right. You never stop moving when I am still. If I am tired, you are awake. My doctor says you're a perfect, happy baby girl. She's probably right too. Your big brother has mixed feelings about you on a … Continue reading A Letter to My Unborn Daughter
[This post is personal, and reflects only my own personal views and opinions. Traditionally politics is something that is kept out of churches and for good reason. But in the last year this has become nearly impossible, with elected officials crossing moral and ethical lines that are endangering people in a big way. And at … Continue reading My Love-Hate Relationship with the Church
Recently one of the funny meme-making moms I follow on Instagram posted the following meme: “I’m desperate but not *used breastpump* desperate” I normally would not comment on such a post, but saw others were weighing in (and I’m pregnant with no filter at the moment) so why not? My comment was respectful and straight … Continue reading Mom Shaming: Let’s end it.
It's 2018, and for a lot of moms, the chemicals we bring into our homes and use around our kids can sometimes be concerning. Natural cleaning and personal care products can be an easy way to make safe changes to your weekly routine, and take some of the worry out of parenting. As a mom … Continue reading Natural Products We Use Everyday
This site has been much quieter the past couple of months. And yes the holidays were a little crazy (we were out of town a lot) but there's another big reason; we're having another baby! (if you follow me on Instagram you may have seen out New Year's Eve announcement) Our 3 year old is … Continue reading Big Changes This Year
"A Lesson In Self Care" is an excerpt from my upcoming eBook A Fierce Love: Reinventing the early years of #momlife, which is a faith-based take on modern motherhood of infants and toddlers. You probably know by now being a mom is hard work. That’s no secret. But have you ever watched other moms you admire … Continue reading A Lesson In Self Care