This past week we took a family trip to Washington DC. As a lover of American history and a self proclaimed President groupie, it is a city I have always wanted to visit. Coincidentally, there was a lot going on on Capitol Hill with the Judge Brett Kavanaugh hearing. I have been following the hearing … More Protest. Peace. Progress.
It’s easy to get caught up in a pity party. One thing can throw my day and it’s the pits from there. Things that don’t bother me most days become detrimental and explosive on days the depression is weighing me down. Other times, things that should be detrimental and explosive don’t phase me in the … More My Hurt & Yours
When I gave birth to my second baby I felt a sense of healing and restoration. After my first, I developed a bitterness and lived in a constant state of questioning. I became confused about things I had been so sure of before. Some examples of this would include my faith and my purpose. As … More Fighting Failure
As a pilot’s wife, it is often difficult to visualize what my husband does at work. I know he briefs, then steps, then flies, then debriefs so I have a basic idea. I was also fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to work in various shops in a previous squadron so I feel I … More Here comes the BOOM!
“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” —Gail Tsukiyama The babies and pups that made me a mother are a blessing. They are my world and my loves. They make my heart full. They put smiles … More This Mother’s Day
When I look at Avera I still see her has my baby. She’s just a tiny thing I need to do everything for who can’t tell me what she needs so I should just know. The reality is that I’m delusional and I have a very independent, smart two year old! That’s right. This year, … More Two ✌🏽
Ok, so it may be a bit dramatic to say a potato saved my life, but if you’ve ever had a clogged milk duct you understand the exaggeration.This trick I discovered is priceless and I want every breastfeeding mama to know the power of the potato!! A couple of weeks ago, my husband was out … More A Potato Saved My Life
This year for my birthday I am asking all of you to contribute to a cause that I feel strongly about. Having both of my babies so close to my birthday, what better way to celebrate than with a birthday donation to the Alexis Joy Foundation. The Alexis Joy Foundation has a mission “to be … More Birthday Donation
At the beginning of the school year, the teachers asked all of the parents to sign up for a party. By the time I got to the list there were only a few left and all were after my due date. So I signed up for Easter, the farthest away from post-baby… or so I … More Pre-School Valentine’s Day Party
I’m giving all of the details over on the Pregnancies page about Labor + Delivery with both Avera and Abraham. In the meantime, in the Fear of Induction post, I promised the rest of the story. To recap, I had written that post earlier in the day prior to going into labor. I was afraid … More …the rest of the story