• Life

    One of Satan’s Greatest Tactics

    I was scheduled to deliver my fourth daughter, Ruth, on May 21st, via c-section. On May 15th, I was sent to my specialist in Lafayette to check on the location of my placenta. Being anterior, and due to a recent situation, my doctor wanted to ensure the placenta was not too low lying, and that it had not attached itself to the old scar and scar tissue. So basically, we were checking for placenta accreta. If you know anything about that, you know no one wants to hear that word.   Until this point, I was completely confident that everything was fine. We knew from early on I had an…

  • Motherhood

    What I’m Lovin’ Wednesday

    The time has arrived! This post is all about baby items I’m loving in honor of the arrival of Miss Ruth Alma.   4moms mamaroo I was lucky enough to get a great second-hand deal on ours, which I totally recommend before you pay full price. However, if you have to pay full price for a new one, it is totally worth it. My girl LOVES this thing! It has been such a blessing because we have to keep her in an upright position due to some reflux issues, and she is happy as a clam in it. Miss Ruth gets a lot of good naps in her mamaroo! One…

  • Homemaking

    When Survival Mode Just Isn’t Cutting It

      In motherhood, there are many seasons of survival mode; especially when our children our small. We are met daily with so many demands, many of which are completely unpredictable, and our bodies are just plain weary most days. We have household responsibilities, work responsibilities, kids’ needs to meet, schedules to keep, we could name at least a dozen things pulling our hearts, minds, and bodies in five different directions all at once. This is where we find ourselves living in what we mamas call “survival mode”. It’s one of those phrases that doesn’t need explanation. When a fellow mama utters the words, we immediately know what life is like…

  • Homeschool

    Our Summer Homeschool Plans/Curriculum

      One of my favorite things about being a homeschool family is that we function on whatever schedule works best for us. I love that we have this kind of freedom! That means I can schedule us off on the same days my husband is off, I can schedule us off anytime during the year we want to take a vacation, and I can create a lighter schedule around major holidays to work in more fun, holiday related stuff. It also means we get to opt to homeschool year around.   Don’t get me wrong, a year-long homeschool plan is not for everyone. That’s ok! You do what works best…

  • What I'm Lovin' Wednesday

    What I’m Lovin’ Wednesday

    I love putting together these posts every other Wednesday and getting to share with you all the things that make my life easier and more enjoyable. I’m even more excited that the next couple of What I’m Lovin’ Wednesday posts will be all about baby stuff in honor of the arrival of our sweet baby Ruthie. If baby stuff isn’t your thing, sorry-not-sorry, this is your warning. But seriously, who doesn’t love all things baby?!   (Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links, meaning if you make a purchase/sign up through the link I receive compensation. You can read my Disclosure Policy here.)   Color Wonder Products My one year…

  • Motherhood

    Finding Joy and Confidence In Your Birth Story

      My first daughter decided she was ready to enter the world on her due date. I went into labor that afternoon. After over twenty-one hours of labor, she was born via c-section the next morning. My experience was not ideal…I got a bad anesthesiologist, so it took an hour for him to get the epidural done (he was using the wrong needle…ouch); I did not get to hold my baby right after she was born; and I did not have her in recovery. Not horrible, but not exactly what we mamas hope for.   I spent many years feeling less-than because of my birth experience. I kept thinking, “What…

  • Life

    Taming the Tongue

      I often find myself in this internal battle for control…control over my tongue. I get frustrated, and my natural instinct is lash out with words. The worst part, it is usually my family who witnesses what I call my “complete break down”. Pretty typical, right? It’s our husbands and children who often see the worst in us. And I call it a break down, because quite literally, whatever situation has completely broken through my wall of patience and self-control; and afterwards I only feel worse about it. Have you ever been there?   As women in today’s society, it can be incredibly difficult to tame our tongues. And when…

  • Uncategorized

    An Open Letter to Every Softball Coach’s Wife, Post-Season

      I don’t know you by name, but I know you when I see you.   You’re the woman at the game wearing your favorite team shirt. You’re the woman at the game more invested than anyone else sitting outside that fence. You’re the woman probably sitting alone, rather then next to all the other fans/parents. You’re the woman who experiences the deepest joy, and the deepest sorrow with each game. You’re the woman keeping the book and trying to lend a helping hand in every area you possibly can. You’re the woman loving on all the players, and trying to get to know their parents. You may even be…

  • What I'm Lovin' Wednesday

    What I’m Lovin’ Wednesday

    Can I tell you how excited I am that it is time to share with you all the things I love and that make my life better!?! Each of these items listed may be very different from one another, but each one is vital to my life in some way.   (Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links, and I will be compensated when you make a purchase through those links. You can read my Disclosure Policy here.