I haven't written since September. Well that's not true. I've written quite a lot. I haven't published anything on my personal blog since September. And to be honest, I haven't wanted to. 2018 was the year of Expectations. Reasonable, realistic and rare. My goals for the year. Looking back I think I've had spells
My good blogging friend Rebekah from Surviving Toddlerhood wrote an amazing book focused on newly postpartum mamas, The First Six Weeks: Thriving Naturally on Your Postpartum Journey, and I asked her to write a guest post for my readers to help celebrate its release. If you are newly postpartum, pregnant, praying about becoming pregnant or care for
This is a story about autoimmune issues in children, elimination diets, troubleshooting and beyond. Once upon a time, I was terrified of hand, foot, mouth. And then it came to my house. And it wasn't so bad. Really, it wasn't. But then it never left. The largest patches of sores were on the inside of V's elbows and they just never went
I've tried so many different methods for meal planning on a budget. Making the same six recipes over and over again. Making a list based on the store ads and then forming meals out of those ingredients. Themed days. The list goes on and on. But none of them really helped me stick to a budget. We were still routinely scrapping the planned meal in
We have tried to limit the amount of processed foods our children eat for several years now. The hardest part has always been finding clean, healthy, whole food snacks for travel and on-the-go that won't spoil in the heat and taste delicious. We've come up with some favorite on-the-go healthy snacks. And since we're currently on the Autoimmune
If you or your spouse has returned to school after you've started a family, you know well the time and tears and frustrations it can bring with it. Husband graduated from nursing school in May 2018 and of course we wanted to honor his hard work and accomplishment with a nursing school graduation party. I was pregnant with Baby A for half of his
I'm a few weeks into my second time around with returning to work as a breastfeeding mama and again I felt the panic of "is my freezer milk stash enough for my baby?". Mamas, I'm sure many of you have struggled with this same fear. Waking up in the middle of the night to pump milk for your stash. Giving up post-nursing snuggles to pump instead.
A few months ago, I stumbled upon St. Josemaria's writings on humility, or the lack thereof. St. Josemaria was once a complete unknown to me, but there are a couple of beautiful novenas to him that brought a lot of peace, guidance and comfort to my family and since then I've been trying to learn more about him. "Allow me to remind you that among
This Easter I learned to internalize the idea that God provides. I'm a planner who likes to be in control by nature. That's just who I am. But I have been trying to become more laid-back as our children get older in a roll-with-the-punches, don't-freak-out-about-small-setbacks kind of way. The Friday before Easter I took our newest used
So one of my many Lenten goals this year revolves around meal planning. I used to be an avid meal planner and then, well, kids happened, and now I'm pretty much always just going with the flow. Which was fine except that it stressed me (and our budget) out. So this Lent I decided to dive back into meal planning and I'd love you to come with me.