Parenthood is one of those things that could either make or break a marriage. You hear all the time that the two biggest reasons for divorce are children and finances – usually because you find your thoughts or feelings on one of these are too different. And, unfortunately, I don’t know too many couples who…… Continue reading Marriage After Children
I have a problem – being a new mom of two is hard, and I am really struggling. I knew I would; this was not surprising to me. I knew there would be an adjustment period because I am now responsible for a whole new person incapable of doing anything for herself. And, I am…… Continue reading Acknowledgement is the First Step
I have a feeling that some people might look at the title of this post and think, “Oh, boy, where is this going to go?” But stick with me on this because you might find something that resonates with you. Or not – how do I know? With Sweet Girl’s second birthday and Little Squish’s…… Continue reading Parenting Respectfully
It’s amazing how much more difficult it is to have a second baby. It’s easy to think you know what to expect because you’ve done it before, but it is so much more than you can even imagine – or at least than I imagined. I knew before having Little Squish that things would change…… Continue reading Mom Guilt – Just Let It Go
What’s better than being pregnant again, expecting another bundle of joy? Knowing that I won’t have to deal with two babies in diapers. Whew! I know a lot of parents don’t have this issue, waiting 3+ years before trying for baby number two, or whatever number you’re on. But we will have two under two…… Continue reading Elimination Communication for the WIN!
Thankfully when you find out a baby is coming you have nine months to prepare. And there’s a lot to prepare for. Nine months on a roller coaster, preparing for your ideal labor and delivery, preparing for the worst case scenario, and preparing to bring home that little bundle (or bundles) of joy. Having gone…… Continue reading Preparing to Recover Post Birth
I’ve seen a fair few lists of suggestions for things to do when you find out you’re pregnant. And I can honestly say I have no idea what any of them say because I just skip right over them. I’m sure they have some great ideas, especially for first-time moms, but I just never felt…… Continue reading 5 Things to Do When You Find Out You’re Pregnant
Pregnancy is in the air. I know, Christmas is coming, but I swear everywhere I look there’s another woman who is at least 7 or 8 months pregnant. Three women at church are about to pop, and there’s one woman that works with BJ who is getting induced in the next couple weeks, which is…… Continue reading The Joys of Pregnancy?
Stories are popping up all over the place about parents using drugs around their children, overdosing in the car with kids in the backseat, and I read one story about parents shooting their kids (ages 5, 2, and 9 months) up with heroin, calling it “feel good medicine”. All I can think is, what is…… Continue reading What Happened To Parenting?
Being polite and generally accepting can be difficult. We hold our own values and ideals close to the heart and it’s hard sometimes to accept that other people don’t believe in the same things. I, myself, sometimes struggle to accept someone else when they have values that differ widely from my own. Growing up I…… Continue reading How Polite and Accepting Are You?