For some, whether or not to breastfeed their baby is a decision to be made after much thought and discussion. For me, there was never a question. From the moment I knew I was pregnant, I also knew that I would nourish my child the way God intended: with breastmilk. I also had every intention […]
I’ve already shared my birth story here with you, so I won’t go into any details again. Instead, I’ll let the images (taken by the immensely talented Cristina Wisner of Wisner Photo) speak for themselves.
One of the most overwhelming things for me when I was pregnant was trying to figure out what baby and/or mommy gear I was going to need. I read article after article and blog after blog trying to figure it all out. Let me save you some time: no one can tell you what you’re […]
Have you ever noticed how our culture seems to paint the business of motherhood as all sunshine and roses? Beautiful, happy mothers nuzzling chubby, rosy-cheeked babies while cooking dinner with one hand and knitting a sweater with the other? Ever wonder how true to life that lovely image is? I’m here to tell you: our […]
To read Part 1 of my birth story, click here. Of the things I remember, the car ride to the hospital is etched clearly in my mind. It was one of the most painful experiences of my life. I was having contractions one on top of the other and my body was telling me to […]
Late in the night of November 26, 2012, I awoke from a very uncomfortable pain radiating from my lower back and into my hips. Thinking it was my normal nightly hip pain, I tried to ignore it and go back to sleep. Despite my best efforts, about every 15-20 minutes I was rudely awakened by […]