Birthday Week

Wow. I am 28. When did that happen? I still feel like I should be celebrating my 21st birthday this year. Young, stupid, and hardly a care in the world. This has been an interesting week.
Last Sunday night I developed a severe case of mastitis. Yikes was that one of the worst experiences of my life. Super painful, and of course Teddy didn’t want to take a bottle, he only wanted mom. I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy. Thankfully my mom and dad were able to watch my kids for an afternoon so I could get a nap in. 

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Woodland Baby Shower

I am so excited to share this post with you! My dear older sister Lisa is getting ready to have her first baby! Yay! I am hoping for a girl! My other sister and I had the privilege of throwing the shower. Well since my sisters do not live in town I am so grateful for Pinterest. We were able to plan and pick out all the things we liked on there. And just text back and forth. Yay technology! 😀

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Contentment in my Role

This morning I attended Bible Study Fellowship. I am so glad I did. Because I had not really wanted to go. It was cold and rainy, Teddy slept poorly last night and I was just tired.  Well, with BSF they hand out green sheets that have tips for Godly parenting. I dont always read them. But today I was drawn to it. And it was all God.

“God has a plan for your child, and your parenting can help your son or daughter discover God’s goal for his or her life.” Some days it is hard to remember that my children have a plan that God has destined for them. That when they are out of the barbie and dinosaur stage they will be maturing into the people God wants them to be. 

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Carrot Patch Brownies

Pinterest for the Win! Well then again, maybe not. I really wanted to make these awesome looking brownies for Easter. They were supposed to look like carrots in a garden. Strawberries dressed in orange coloured white chocolate to resemble the carrots. So cute!

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Mine did not turn out quite like that. I did not have any coconut oil but I thought, what the heck do I need oil for? Well that was my mistake. I am thinking that the oil must help keep the white chocolate smooth. Because as soon as I added the Orange food color it clumped up. So maybe that is why they said add coconut oil. So my carrots are white.

My brownies after the frosting and crumbled cookies.

Nailed it! Kinda. I wish I could have figured out the food coloring to make them orange. 

Easter Celebrations – Part 1 – Egg Hunt

I love Easter. As a Christian, it is the most important day of the year. I love all the fun things that come with Easter celebrations. I love hiding eggs for the my kids, dying Easter eggs, the fun crafts that you can do to celebrate the holiday. Today we decided to do our egg hunt with the kids. We wanted to make sure that Sunday was all about the true meaning of Easter, Jesus.

Earlier this week Joy and I made Easter eggs out construction paper and crayons and put them up on our front door. Two days ago we boiled the eggs we will dye later. So the next fun thing is to hunt for eggs.

 

Surviving Breastfeeding 

3 kids in 4 years. And only 1 have I successfully been able to breastfeed. This is my story. So many women struggle with breastfeeding, myself included, but many are afraid to talk about it. Why? Why is it so hard to share our struggles with others? Let them help carry your burden.

First, let me tell you that if you couldn’t breastfeed, struggled, or chose not you are NOT a failure. That is how I felt with Joy. Joy was in the NICU for almost 3 weeks and they said she was allergic to my milk. Seriously?! How is it that possible? I thought a mother’s milk was Liquid Gold. Well I went through some serious mom guilt and a bit of post partum depression that my new beautiful baby girl was drinking formula.  Continue reading “Surviving Breastfeeding “

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