Don’t Neglect Your Marriage + Date Night Ideas for New Parents

This is Day 8 of our series on "Surviving & Thriving with a Newborn" -- part of the 31 day writing challenge hosted by the Nester. Every day in October I'll be sharing a tip about how to make the most of and enjoy the sleep-deprived newborn days. For a list of all the posts in this series, click here. This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for my information.  Babies are 100% dependent on their parents. They need someone to feed them, change their diapers, … [Read more...]

Your Baby is a Blessing from the Lord

This is Day 5 of our series on “Surviving & Thriving with a Newborn” – part of the 31 day writing challenge hosted by the Nester. Every day in October I’ll be sharing a tip about how to make the most of and enjoy the sleep-deprived newborn days. For a list of all the posts in this series, click here. This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for my information. Sunday is a day of rest, so on the Lord's Day, you will find short posts of encouragement & God's … [Read more...]

The Birth Story of Abigail Lynn

Let me preface this post by stating the obvious: the birth of a baby is a messy affair. This post is not for the squeamish or weak-hearted; however, if you'd like to read a birth story with adventure and excitement, continue. You will not be disappointed.   Wednesday, 6:30 a.m. I awoke to a strong contraction. Mixed thoughts flooded my mind, from: "I've had days of strong contractions that simply fizzled out in an hour, so this is not an indication of labor," to "Today is the 3rd … [Read more...]