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

10 Things No One Tells You About Breastfeeding

Disclaimer: This post is about breastfeeding. It will talk about, you know, breasts. If that makes you squeamish, then this post isn’t for you. You can eat like a team of oxen and not gain weight Sure, you might not lose all the baby weight that quickly if you’re eating nine meals a day, but the baby needs milk…… Continue reading 10 Things No One Tells You About Breastfeeding

Christian reflections · Family life

5 Things Nobody Told Me About Adding Baby #2

No matter how well you’ve prepared for certain big things in life, you can never be fully prepared. Whether you’re surrounded by well-wishers offering advice or totally alone on an island, there will be things you just didn’t predict until the big event happens. I had some idea of what welcoming baby #2 into our lives would…… Continue reading 5 Things Nobody Told Me About Adding Baby #2

Christian reflections · Family life

10 Reasons Parental Leave is Necessary

I’m currently on parental leave from my position as an associate pastor. Our church has been incredibly supportive of our growing family. Not everyone is so blessed. Parental leave is a sticky wicket in America. It shouldn’t be, but it is. From my own ongoing personal experience, here are 10 Reasons Parental Leave is Necessary. 10. Yesterday…… Continue reading 10 Reasons Parental Leave is Necessary

Family life

Top 10 Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman

Why do people say rude things to pregnant women? It’d be comical if it wasn’t so annoying. Now that Baby #2 is on the outside, I’m not on the receiving end of these comments anymore. (Can you HEAR the hallelujahs?) But for those of you who are currently pregnant, feel free to send this link to everyone you…… Continue reading Top 10 Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman