William is two months old today! And what a two months it’s been. Here is a little taste of the past eight weeks in our family: Muddy feet. And legs and hands and arms and faces. Clean baby toes kicking. Chocolate banana ice cream and other delicious meals from friends. (also, piggie tails!) Sunday walks … More In The Past Eight Weeks. . .
It was a beautiful day. Sun shone through the bright blue midwestern sky. The kids were in a good mood and we were exploring a new place. A beach no less! We trekked across the sand and found a place to put our towels. The kids went right to work digging in the sand and … More You’ll Have to Imagine
Uncertainty feels like a prickly thing–a spiny cactus. It feels threatening. Anticipation throws me into a spiral of what-ifs. In an attempt at control, I try to map each possible outcome, placing extra emphasis on the worst ones. It feels like grasping at the edge of a cliff, while rocks crumble between my fingertips. I have … More Embracing Uncertainty
Hello! He’s here! And we are deep in Newbornland with everything that implies: sweet soft baby skin, tiny baby snuggles, adorable older siblings, crying crying crying, diapers, what is sleep?, achy postpartum body, interrupted routines, nursing, meals from saintly friends, s-l-o-w life. It’s been overwhelming. We have three kids. THREE KIDS! It feels like a … More Greetings From Newbornland
Lately, I’ve spent too much energy on negativity–too much time with discouragement. Intellectually, I know that this baby will come at the right time, but I’ve been stuck in a rut of whining. It’s time for some positivity. After all, here I am at the end of a healthy pregnancy (my third!), with a healthy … More Optimism and Being Overdue
Today is my due date. I am still pregnant. We are waiting. When I was pregnant with Arthur, I happily told everyone that I didn’t put much stock in due dates and preferred to think about having a due month (including the two weeks before and two weeks after). It was a good thought and … More We Wait.
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the community of mothers we surround ourselves with and how vital it is to have a community. Especially since moving to Indiana I’ve been so blessed to be surrounded by mothers who encourage, mothers who are always learning and serving, and mothers who quietly motivate me to be … More Motherhood is. . . Community