Family life · Lists

5 Reasons to Make Peace With the Mommy Swimsuit

There’s a hilarious and right-up-to-the-line of inappropriate viral video about moms and swimsuits out there this week. It’s hilarious because it is true.  Most swimsuits out there just aren’t designed for a normal mom who wants to have a normal day at the beach (i.e., swimming, chasing kids, fixing lunches, changing diapers, moving around and not…… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Make Peace With the Mommy Swimsuit

Family life · Lists · mommy gifs

10 Things That Happen When You Welcome a Newborn

So you’re going to have a baby? Congratulations! Here’s what it’s like. 1. When you first go into labor, you feel all…   2. Then labor really starts up, and you quickly change to What is haaaaaaaaappening to meeeeeeeeee…???   3. Then the baby is born, the pain fades immediately, and you’re all Just leave me alone with this…… Continue reading 10 Things That Happen When You Welcome a Newborn

Family life

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Having Kids

1. Baby clothes are basically disposable I spent HOURS picking out clothing for my firstborn. Did I really want him to wear plaid? What type of plaid? Was tartan really HIM, or was he more of a stripes kid? You guys, baby clothes are cute and adorable and lovely and sweet and sooooo not worth having…… Continue reading 6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Having Kids

Christian reflections · Family life · women

Holy Labor * Book Review & Giveaway!

I remember laying on the floor of my (Christian) college dorm lamenting the curse of Eve. “Why did she have to eat that stupid apple?” I wailed. It was that-time-of-the-month and I was wracked with cramps and bubbling with angst. Women often joke about the difficulties our fair sex faces, childbirth chief among them. We expect pain,…… Continue reading Holy Labor * Book Review & Giveaway!

Family life · women

10 Breastfeeding Wardrobe Hacks

After my sister Cait gave birth to her first baby, she attended a friend’s wedding while wearing a dress that was both flattering and trendy. This was a feat, for a newly postpartum mom. She felt like a million bucks. Then her brand new daughter needed to nurse. Cait’s dress had a high neckline, an empire waist, and…… Continue reading 10 Breastfeeding Wardrobe Hacks

Christian reflections

Pesto, Hamlet, Desperation, and Love * 10 Minute Devotional

In seminary I was just an hour’s train ride from Manhattan. Upon hearing this, when my little sister came to visit, she insisted that we go into the city for an adventure. We loaded up all our tourist gear (huge cameras, ridiculous sandals, cross-body bags… yeah, we were stylin’) and hopped on the Staten Island Ferry.…… Continue reading Pesto, Hamlet, Desperation, and Love * 10 Minute Devotional