Sometimes the Bacon gets Burned

So it's been 2 weeks and change since we brought home our 4th baby. There's been a lot of crying, from me as well as the kids. I can say I haven't had a lot of depression, but my level of anxiety is through the proverbial roof. Even the should-be-fun moments have me fraught with … Continue reading Sometimes the Bacon gets Burned

In the Kitchen: My Postpartum Recovery Process

It hit me the 3rd day postpartum that I actually love being in the kitchen barefoot (I've never liked socks and shoes) pregnancy and hot spills on my toes notwithstanding. I was standing there prepping dinner thinking, "This is my element; I'm in my happy place." Cooking delicious food for my family is actually helping … Continue reading In the Kitchen: My Postpartum Recovery Process

Homestead Update

Family Well, my Ingrid is 9 days old. Just like peas-porridge-in-the-pot. We are settling in to "new normal." Settling never feels peaceful to me. Settling is transition, and transition for us means chaos. And by chaos, I mostly mean a lot of toddler whining and crying and managing behavior. Fortunately, I've had family and good … Continue reading Homestead Update

Goal Post 2020

Goals... I love 'em in hockey, football, and soccer, but... I'm terrible at setting and achieving them in my life. You wanna know the difference between a measurable goal and a lofty unattainable goal? Commitment and discipline. Unfortunately, I've accepted mediocrity in many of my life circumstances, lots of times to the detriment of my … Continue reading Goal Post 2020

Thank God for Good Nurses

As I sit here marveling at my brand new baby girl, I'm replaying her birth story over and over in my mind, trying to recount every detail and commit it to memory. One piece sticks out in my mind as the most beautiful illustration of a woman sacrificing and giving of herself to help another … Continue reading Thank God for Good Nurses

Homestead Update

Here we go... Pregnancy/Baby #4 I had an appointment yesterday afternoon. Let's just say it was my final straw. So after several phone calls and a stack of paperwork, I managed to transfer OB care back to my previous office. Is it farther away? Yes. Is that inconvenient? Definitely. But I will take inconvenient over … Continue reading Homestead Update

Homestead Update

It has been a while! Okay, first things first. Shaggy Maple Updates Remember way back when I mentioned my trepidation to enter back into the world of social media? Yeah... I broke up with Facebook. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, I can't handle it. It had become something that was insisting upon itself and demanding urgency. … Continue reading Homestead Update

Bible Nerd: Methodical Study and Tools

I'm totally nerding out right now. So one of my Bible study quirks has always been that I'm a note-taker. Writing is how I learn; putting pen to paper commits things to my memory in ways that simply listening or watching do not. With that said, I've also never cared much for study bibles. They're … Continue reading Bible Nerd: Methodical Study and Tools

Life Goals

This year has been ROUGH! God has absolutely gotten us through it, but if I had to sum up the year in the prayer I prayed most often, it'd be "Thank you God for bringing my husband home alive and for sustaining our family." Seriously though, when you have a year like that, it really … Continue reading Life Goals