Tag Archives: motherhood

Staying Afloat

You know, motherhood is harder than I thought it would be. Well, “harder” may not be the right word to use… Maybe “multidimensional?” Involving more of myself–all of myself–breaking down parts of myself I didn’t even know were there. In a good way. Perspective is everything. Some days, I feel on top of it all. […]

The Miscarriage

Almost exactly a year and a half ago, I found out I was pregnant for the first time. Joey and I had, honestly, been trying (or at least not preventing…) to get pregnant for a while. 7 months to be exact. Which, look. I was 20. At that time in my life, waiting 7 months […]

Ode to Motherhood

Motherhood. moth·er ˈməT͟Hər/ noun noun: mother; plural noun: mothers 1. a woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given birth. A woman in relation to a child. A woman in relation to her hormones like shifting sand. A woman in relation to this thing we call motherhood. A woman who has […]

Reflections on Being a First-Time Mom

Not that I’m an expert or anything. By any means. It’s just that I’ve been thinking about this a lot, and I want to get my thoughts out there. And because I think it’s refreshing to read stuff like this from first-time moms. Out of all of the advice-based-on-experience posts about being a mom, I […]

The Grief of Motherhood

The joy of motherhood. I have experienced it. I have drunk it in and savored every moment. I have felt the highest of highs even as my life was turned absolutely upside-down and inside-out. My happiest emotion has the cutest face and the biggest eyes and a dimple on its left cheek. As I have […]

My Mission Statements

I am very excited. I have finished my mission statements :) Of course, I will tweak them as I grow and as my roles change and develop. But as for now, this is it! I came up with a formula to use on my five most important roles (follower of Jesus, wife, mother, homemaker, worship […]