Breastfeeding · Motherhood

The Breastfeeding Support that Made a Difference

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week this week, we’re going to talk breastfeeding support. It’s been over a decade of nursing that I’ve now put in. Five babies to raise with a few months of breaks here and there means I’ve spent the better part of the last thirteen years with a breastfeeding child. I… Continue reading The Breastfeeding Support that Made a Difference

Motherhood · Relationships · Uncategorized

Ditching Expectations

I love cookbooks. Cookbooks with lavish photography. Cookbooks from church or school fundraisers. Old cookbooks from Grandma Jane. Brand spanking new cookbooks. I love reading over the recipes, imagining the flavors of the foods, picturing myself testing out the new concoction, or sometimes laughing at the absurdity of serving the food to my large and… Continue reading Ditching Expectations

Human Dignity · Motherhood · Relationships · Uncategorized

The Power of a Single Visit

Never Underestimate the Power of a Single Visit.  Growing up with Elizabeth Ministry, I’ve heard and read those words countless times without much afterthought.  It wasn’t until into my adulthood that I really started taking that sentiment to heart. After getting married, I moved 2 1/2 hours away from my hometown to join my husband… Continue reading The Power of a Single Visit

Fatherhood · Marriage · Motherhood · Relationships

My Children Aren’t the Enemy to My Marriage (even when it feels like it)

“The children born to them – and here is the challenge – should consolidate that covenant, enriching and deepening the conjugal communion of the father and mother.” – Pope John Paul II, Letter to Families After I read those words a few months ago I was simultaneously relieved and convicted. It can be a challenge indeed… Continue reading My Children Aren’t the Enemy to My Marriage (even when it feels like it)