New Year Same Me

As the new year is approaching, I’m tempted to start making all these goals and resolutions for 2021 just as I am every new year. But just like most people, those new year “resolutions” rarely hold through for very long. This year some of us barely survived and that is okay! Sometimes, unmet goals can leave me feeling discouraged or even give me anxiety so I’m not trying to do that to myself in a year that did not turn[Read more]

A Christmas Time Devotional

The girls and I have been reading the Christmas story this past week. They shared a memory verse as well as some of their thoughts on what the birth of Jesus means to them with our bible talk group on Friday night. The memory verse that they shared was from Isaiah 9:6: For to us a child is born,     to us a son is given,     and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called     Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,[Read more]

2020 Mountains and Valleys

As I’m typing this blog post, I am listening to the song “Graves into Gardens” by Brandon Lake and Elevation Worship. This song has been on repeat since we had our baby girl this past August. The lyrics ring so true for me. “The God of the mountain is the God of the valley.” I feel like this line is so relevant for 2020. Personally, some of this year has definitely been a valley. My anxiety has run rampant this[Read more]

3 Reasons Why I love teaching with Gogokid

      I have been teaching with Gogokid for a little over two weeks now and I am absolutely loving it. I have seen companies like Gogokid for a while now and always filed them in the back of my mind for future reference. I have been interested in online jobs since I became a stay at home mom but I have just been so unsure about them or just thought “I would never be hired for a job like[Read more]

3 ideas to keep your young children busy

  I am a stay at home mom to two young children. Sometimes, THE DAYS ARE LONG! And I find myself wondering what we are going to do all day. Especially on those days where the kids are up early and fighting already. Here is a list of things that we do during the day to keep the kids busy and entertained. Outside Play We love going to the park, playground, running trails, nature trails, etc. If we go to one of[Read more]

3 Ways to Encourage Sibling Bonds

I have three older brothers, and when I say older I mean way older. The closest one in age is 9 years away from me. The farthest in age is 18 years. When he was about to graduate high school, I was born! So i did not really get to grow up with my brothers. Two of my three brothers were already out of the house by the time I could actually form memories haha. So I basically grew up[Read more]

4 ways to honor your angel baby on your due date

You should be here, here in my arms. Crying, sneezing, hiccuping. Smelling of that all too familiar newborn smell. Wrapped in a white, pink, and blue blanket; nestled in my chest. You should be here, searching for me; knowing my smell. Instead, I’m here searching for you. Everywhere. Anywhere. Just to get a glimpse of you; to feel your presence. In the morning glow, the afternoon sunshine, the evening breeze. I search for you everywhere; in every thing. And I[Read more]

5 Activities For Indoor Play

As a stay at home mama to 2 energetic little girls, sometimes my internal battle is: should I just let the kids binge watch Netflix all day? Or should we actually do something productive to stimulate their little minds? I can proudly say that we save those Netflix binge days for sick days or “mental health” recharge days for mama. Haha Sometimes being at home with young kids all day, who need that sensory stimulation, can be exhausting. And sometimes[Read more]

4 Ways to Cope With Grief

  It’s been almost 5 months since we lost our baby boy at 15 weeks pregnant. When I say these past 5 months have been the hardest months of my life, I’m in no way exaggerating. I have never felt this type of intense grief in my life.  My husband and I have had 2 previous pregnancy losses. I grieved over our babies during that time. But this time has been completely different. This time I was further along. This[Read more]

This Is Miscarriage

  My right arm hurts. It’s where they gave me the Rhogham shot because I have O- blood. The nurse said “This is for future pregnancies.” I felt like telling her “I know, I’ve had this shot countless times already. Why even bother this time? I’m not planning on having any future pregnancies.” My tongue is swollen and sore. Because I bit it while I was under anesthesia and they shoved a breathing tube down my throat to keep me[Read more]