Category: Parenting

Why I Chose To Put My Family On A Schedule

My husband and I have always been very flexible people. We have no problem staying out late, making dinner plans on the fly, or arranging things in order to accept the invitations we receive from others. Both of us love being ready and able to just go, to have fun, and reap any affects of our decisions later. This worked really well the first few years of our marriage. It was just the two of us. Then came Eliott. We sort of boasted about how flexible our growing family was. When we stayed out late, Eliott would come too and fall asleep in the Ergo on Daddy’s back. Then we started working from home. This is when we first started realizing how our flexibility could

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Baby Birth Story: Introducing Wyatt Jude | Vlog #19

On December 2nd, 2016 I woke up around 2 am. I was 8 days over my due date with baby #3 and my body felt it. My skin was stretched tight, the weight of the baby made it difficult to sleep, and I was anxious to meet our little boy. I took a bath, did some stretching, and prayed hard, hopeful to go into labor naturally. My Dr. had scheduled an induction that morning for me, but I wanted to avoid induction if I could, so I canceled the appointment the night before. I hoped that some time soon, the baby would engage I would feel contractions start up. By 9am the Dr. had called to check in. She was fine with me waiting a

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Resolving To Embrace The Pain Diminished My Anxieties About Childbirth

My due date is Thanksgiving. Baby Wyatt is tucked away cozy in my womb. I feel like he might know colder weather is coming and is choosing the warmer path. I don’t know about you, but I get extremely excited to find out when I am pregnant and then spend 9 months avoiding the thought of childbirth. I think about my child and the blessing he will be in my life, but it seems easier to avoid concerning myself with labor and delivery until the last month or so. Last week, I found myself spiraling a little bit. Every little pinch or pain I felt – the ones that catch you off guard when you are walking – became a reminder of the greater pain. Even

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Struggle With PCOS? Find Out How This Woman Improved Her Symptoms!

In 2010 we gained quite a few friendships through our church. God gave us opportunities to build these relationships on a weekly basis after we joined the marriage ministry. We would see the same couples every Wednesday as we learned what God’s purpose for marriage is and discussed marriage topics in a small group study. We found ourselves having dinner with these friends, and opening up about our struggle with sex in hopes to find some answers. On one occasion our friends shared a story with us of another couple who were inspired to go organic. When we first heard this testimony we didn’t see a correlation with our situation, so we didn’t think anything about it. It wasn’t until a few months later that God

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Why We Chose To Do A Gender Reveal For Baby #3 | Family Vlog #8

When I first became pregnant in 2012 I couldn’t wait to find out if I was having a boy or a girl. I think being able to sneak a peek inside of a woman’s womb to see the baby growing inside of her is one of the coolest technologies ever! As soon as I could get in for an ultrasound we found out we were having a boy! We told family and friends right away! Then with our second, my husband asked if we could be surprised. It was a challenge for me not to find out, but it was also really exciting. I loved that my husband and I could take time throughout the pregnancy to imagine who the baby was inside me. And

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Prayer Of The Day: Adoption

Dear God, We come before You today, humbled by your greatness.  You have intricately made all of us and so uniquely!  Thank You those who are parents and have understood the vitality of their responsibility in raising children.  We also thank You for those who have willing and passionate hearts to adopt children and love them as You do.  We pray for husbands and wives who are currently in the adoption process and ask that You would guide them, filling them with Your wisdom, and showing them favor.  May You fill their hearts with on overwhelming love for their children and bless their decision to raise them and care for them.  May parents teach their children your ways and teach them how to abide in

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