• How to be Marriage Positive with Date Night Check In’s

    Marriage positivity isn’t the most popular side of the fence to be on, especially on social media. Needless to say I was super nervous when I hit “post” on some thoughts the other night on IG (find it here). But I was so happy, relieved actually, because my inbox was FLOODED with you amazing women agreeing that marriage positivity needs to win this battle. I’m curious, when did our perception of successful relationships become so heavily weighted by negative quotes on social media. These cliche’s can be so detrimental toward how we perceive the success of our own relationship. I’m speaking from experience on this one. In early marriage I…

  • PARENTING :: love

    What a great way to end this series. I’ve been thinking about while I’m reconnecting now, the guilt of having drifted for such a long season. A LONG season. I’d touch base here and there but I’d lost consistency, the borders got fuzzy, you know. But today, today’s reminder that God’s borders never get fuzzy. What a doozy. I mean, I’ve known this, but something about reading it this morning kind of sweeps away the guilt I’ve been feeling and gives me courage to move forward in this direction I’m headed. He’s always been there. Molding me. Nudging me. Encouraging me. Listening to me. His will has always been in…

  • PARENTING :: humility+pride

    Last night I fell asleep thinking about how very important to me it is to teach our girls to be humble. Above anything else, it’s really my number one quality to instill in them. I sat on it, thought about it, and prayed on it up until I fell asleep. And then this morning’s devotion was about, you guessed it, HUMILITY. Well that was about enough to send shivers down my spine. But for real talk, if I can teach my children one thing, to be humble in all they do, receive and give. Then I will consider this job done well. Any other humility seekers out there? šŸ™‹šŸ»ā€ā™€ļø So…

  • 38 Months Nursing and Feeling Touched Out

    It’s national breastfeeding awareness month AND world breastfeeding week! I’m a breastfeeder 38+ months with three babies so far. I’ve experienced some major highs (nursing in public like a Ē«į“œį“‡į“‡É“). I’ve also experienced some major lows (feeling touched out). I only share them because when I was searching for a lifeline in the darkest moments, I couldn’t find much on the topic. I’m hoping by putting it out there, that one night, during one momma’s extensive midnight Google search, she’ll find this post and see it’ll all be ok. Here’s what I’ve learned along the way. I loved every minute of nursing our first. Twenty four hours born and short…