Motherhood, Product Reviews, Women's Health

The Plight of The Perioding Mama

One day you’ll go to the bathroom and find a bunch of empty applicators lying there and you literally have no idea when or how it happened. You’re just trying to take care of yourself for crying out loud, isn’t there a better way!? So you get this great idea, you think, I know, I’ll try… Continue reading The Plight of The Perioding Mama

Convictions and Culture, minimalism, Motherhood

100 Days of No TV: Day 24

Ok wow so I realize I haven't written about this since the first of the month and we're already almost done with June. So, if you don't know or if you forgot or maybe you thought I chickened out (believe me, it was a thought), me and my family are doing a fast/break from TV… Continue reading 100 Days of No TV: Day 24

Family, Motherhood, Testimony

That Time My 3 Year Old Needed “Exploratory Surgery”

1 year ago it was the day before Father's day and 2 days before our anniversary. We had a getaway planned the next night to celebrate our anniversary. My husband was preaching that Sunday and being commissioned with the youth group for the upcoming mission trip that would begin 1 week later. 1 year ago,… Continue reading That Time My 3 Year Old Needed “Exploratory Surgery”

Family, Motherhood, Testimony

“Exploratory Surgery” and the Goodness of God

Just like I've seen ear infections 'come back' after the antibiotics were done could mean the same thing might be possible with a UTI, right? Early in May Rosie got sick suddenly with a fever and pain she described to me was when going to the bathroom. A round of medicine seemed to clear up… Continue reading “Exploratory Surgery” and the Goodness of God

Biblical Counseling, Convictions and Culture, Motherhood, Women's Health

Being Honest About My Mental Health

Part of why I love to blog, write, and paint furniture is because it's been good for my mental health. I don't think this comes as a surprise to anyone because like I wrote over at the Rochester MN Moms Blog, developing a hobby made me a better mom. We live in a tough world.… Continue reading Being Honest About My Mental Health


10 Things I Learned About Serving Meals to Postpartum Moms

Head on over to Rochester MN Moms Blog to read my latest post there about the top 10 (secret: there's actually 11) things I learned about bringing new moms meals! This is a great topic and I would love to hear your thoughts and your own experiences. Don't forget to check out the other posts… Continue reading 10 Things I Learned About Serving Meals to Postpartum Moms

Confessions of a pastors wife, Homeschooling, Ministry, Motherhood, Testimony

I am Nobody Special

Yep, I'm a mom. I'm a stay-at-home mom (SAHM). I'm a h.o.m.e.s.c.h.o.o.l.i.n.g. mom. I'm also a Pastor's Wife: newbie (under 5 years) pastor's wife. Every time I say or write these "labels" I experience a dichotomy. In one sense, I feel a host of mostly negative emotions. There are SO many stereotypes attached to these labels and… Continue reading I am Nobody Special


My Very First Birth Experience

In the afternoon I took a walk outside by myself. Then, when Nick came home from work we decided to go to the park and play tennis. Yes, just like in the video...Nick and I played tennis for a good hour. Of course, my "playing tennis" was really just hobbling around trying to fetch the tennis ball and maybe hop a step or two in one direction to hit the ball back if it came close enough to me. At one point Nick said, "I feel like I am abusing you..." but it was my idea! I stopped and stood still every time a contraction came.