Our second birth, a better focus

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We are weeks away from the birth of our second born, and while much of this pregnancy has brought back familiar feelings and preparations, the differences are valuable. It definitely helps being past the first-time learning curve.

It has humbled me and given me patience and confidence in a way that I didn’t have going into my son’s labor. If I could go back in time, this is what I would have focused on:  Continue reading “Our second birth, a better focus”

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The one birth affirmation that is excluding women

As the countdown to my next childbirth draws near, I’ve been thinking, asking, talking, and listening on all things labor and delivery. I’m blessed to have a large support network of mothers in this community who have such varying experiences and wisdom, in addition to a well-rounded care team of midwives and my doula. Continue reading “The one birth affirmation that is excluding women”

Why I will continue asking my husband for Christmas gifts now that we are parents

I’m that girl who is ready for Christmas in August. It’s my favorite time of year. Not just for the cookies, music, decor, shopping, and the whole Jesus birthday thing, but because of how it fills my cup spiritually. There’s an extra dose of love  in the air that ripple effects from our communities into our homes. I feel closer to loved ones, closer to faith. Continue reading “Why I will continue asking my husband for Christmas gifts now that we are parents”

To the mom worried about losing your identity …

I read another blog recently that clicked with me. This woman talked about how her identity as a person didn’t diminish when she became a mother, even though she admitted that motherhood was all-consuming. Instead, she proposed that motherhood was something that encouraged her to find more of herself.  Continue reading “To the mom worried about losing your identity …”