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. I loved BF my 3rd but hated it the first 2 times. I earned a few badges along the way. 

Not my kid by the way. Just thought it was too cute.
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. 

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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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Why Sprouts, Sprites & Dinosaurs?

If you are reading my blog because you know me already, you may be wondering why I am starting a new blog with such an unusual name. As a Stay at Home mom I sometimes feel like there is something missing in my life. Everyone always tells me, you will never regret taking a few years off your career but you will regret missing out on those milestone moments with your babies, my little Sprouts. But I did miss it. Was that wrong? Is it wrong to miss being intellectually stimulated? Wrong to be have an outlet for your creative juices? Or a place to use your love of writing? I don’t think so.

Please do not get me wrong. I LOVE being home. Sleeping in a little late if the kids do, being woken up by smiles and hugs that do not always merit a mad dash out the door (though sometimes they do!) Having the ability to take my kids to the amazing program of Bible Study Fellowship because I am home during the day. My kids are my world. But I was feeling like I needed more. Now may not be the best time to start up a blog. I mean, Joy is 4.5, Deano is 2.5 and Teddy is 7 months old. They are more than enough to keep me busy, then add in laundry, dishes, meal prep, cleaning, and running from one activity to another. But I just felt like I needed something.  Continue reading “Why Sprouts, Sprites & Dinosaurs?”

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