Posts in Motherhood
World Breastfeeding Week Spotlight | Extended Breastfeeding Benefits & Tulsa Lifestyle Session

Confession: I used to be fairly ignorant about breastfeeding. Don't get me wrong... I was breastfed as a child, and felt like I understood the benefits enough to plan to breastfeed my own children. BUT - I also felt like there should be a hard cut-off as to when babies should STOP breastfeeding.

Little did I know…

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When in Kenya... (do as the Kenyans do.)

This past week has been a week of firsts. First time to Amsterdam (during a long layover pancake jaunt into the city), first time in Africa, first Safari, first time speaking Swahili, first time driving for Rhys (our Safari driver let him try it out while sitting on his lap on the Savannah), first time lighting a gas stove with a match (I’ve been spoiled by electric starters), first time sleeping under a mosquito net, first time trying mandazi, chapati, Kenyan Chai, and Kenyan candy (enter nature’s version of chewy warheads)...

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7 Things I've Learned from Parenting in the Trenches

Motherhood is a SWEET season... but it is also one of the most challenging, humbling and sanctifying journeys I've ever set foot on. More days that not lately, thanks to the sin and brokenness of my own self as much as my children's, I have found myself with tears in my eyes, clawing through the mud, and praying for the clarity, grace, and protection of my Savior. And each day, the Lord has faithfully answered me with bits of truth that are slowly helping me to see the beauty in a season that quite frankly I'm just praying to survive. Here's what I've been learning...

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