• Myself

    The Truth Behind Gestational Diabetes

    Diabetes runs in my family. My husband tells me it’s just our terrible eating habits that run in the family *eyeroll*. Regardless, I was almost positive that when I got pregnant, I would be one of the righteous few that would endure gestational diabetes along with ALL the other pregnancy issues. My mother always talked about her own gestational diabetes with both myself and my brother because that was her only issue while being pregnant. If you have recently been diagnosed with gestational diabetes or just want to learn more about what it is, continue reading… My Story My gestational diabetes was quite the journey. I remember my 24 week…

  • Marriage

    Psalm 2: Rebellion = Failure

    Introduction This week, we will be discussing what it looks like to fully obey God. Starting in Psalm 2, God gives us an overview of what happens when we disobey and when we obey. In the Old Testament, we see that God always gives us the option to disobey because he wants us to have free will. In the New Testament, we see the amazing act of full obedience from Joseph. Joseph shows us how freely choosing Him is always the best choice! Psalm 2 1 Why do the nations conspire[a] and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together…

  • Marriage

    4 Guardrails for Your Marriage

    A guardrails purpose is to keep cars that are drifting off the road from running off into a ditch or some other dangerous situation. This is a perfect illustration for some rules my husband and I have established in our marriage. These rules are meant to keep us on the right track and minimize the temptation our world plagues us with. I want to emphasize that we didn’t come up with this list because we don’t trust each other but because we are humans. Temptation and sin are things we are drawn to. By establishing these “guardrails” for marriage, we dramatically reduce the risk of losing our way. Maintaining a…

  • Motherhood

    The Ultimate Guide to Setting Up Your Pinterest Perfect Nursery

           *Disclaimer: Affiliate Links may apply* There were so many things I went too far on during (and after…) pregnancy. And when I say too far, I mean I bought way more than I needed. It was my first time being a mom and I wanted to be as prepared as possible. This was especially true in setting up a nursery. While I still am in love with it, I let myself get carried away with decorations. Let’s face it, my boy doesn’t care if everything in his room matches and there is a functional fung shui to the room. But I care. I bought all sorts of devices that…

  • Motherhood

    Why It Doesn’t Matter If You Breastfeed

    To breastfeed or not to breastfeed… I never wrestled with that choice because I always knew I was going to *cue dramatic music* BOTTLE-FEED. My whole family used the bottle, therefore I assumed for probably way too long that everyone used a bottle instead of “the old-fashioned way”. As my baby miracle was coming to fruition, other incidents strengthened my choice. I developed depression during my pregnancy. Because of the overwhelming feelings that came with my depression (and already present severe anxiety) I felt it would be best for me to not add the extra stress of attempting to breastfeed and having to be the only one responsible for getting…

  • Motherhood

    The Most Important Thing You Can Give Your Child

    Is it that toy they having been dying to get? No. Is it the latest gaming system? No. Is it a healthy breakfast? No. Is it a good education? No. Is it a safe environment? No. All these things are important (well, the toy and gaming system isn’t that important) but they don’t outrank the absolutely most important thing that you could ever give your child. This can’t be bought. There is only one in the galaxy. This thing is irreplaceable. It is incomparable to anything else in the entire world. It’s you, Mom. Why are you so important? There are two camps that moms are separated into, the working…

  • Myself

    5 Easy Fixes to Your Anxiety

    Anxiety is an issue many women (and men!) suffer through. I don’t think I know a single woman who doesn’t have anxiety to some degree. I have struggled with generalized anxiety disorder since high school. Anxiety is extremely draining; it’s hard to just get through the day. Therapy has always been an amazingly eye-opening experience for me and I would highly recommend it to everyone (because let’s face it, we all need a little help!). While therapy is the best option for coping with anxiety, if you are looking for a couple of quick and easy tips to lowering your anxiety, then you have come to the right place! Slow…