*BEFORE YOU READ THIS. THIS POST CONTAINS IMAGES OF A CHILD IN DISTRESS. THAT MAY BE HARD FOR SOME TO LOOK AT.* August 9th, 10pm. We are heading in for my induction. Nervous. Excited. Ready. I'm 39 weeks. (My doctor let me choose to be induced to due to my previous birth experience. We had … Continue reading the unexpected birth plan.
The Dictionary defines calm as... a person, action, or manner not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other emotions. Freedom from motion or disturbance; stillness. peaceful quiet or relaxed. Without hurried movement, anxiety, or noise. The first time I read the definition I laughed. Motherhood is the exact opposite of calm, I thought to myself. … Continue reading Contagiously Calm.
Why is it so hard for us moms to take time for ourselves? What is "me time" you may be thinking? Lately, I've been trying to practice "me time" more. For me, this looks like waking up before my kids. Enjoying the quite. Planning out my day. Intentionally laying out our day for success. Spending … Continue reading Me time.
"Oh life, it's just so busy, and so crazy." Instead... Let's stop being martyrs to motherhood. Let's take down our pride. Let's use this season as a chance to fully rely on Christ. The fullness of His grace. The magnitude of His strength. Let's focus on the fact that we can do all things through … Continue reading We don’t have to do it all.
Today I'm going to open up to you about something I've been very private about the past almost 4 years. I have GAD. My generalized anxiety disorder began when I was pregnant with Ellie. I started to go to counseling and have extreme anxiety about the mother I would be. I was going to counseling … Continue reading Mothering with G.A.D.