How to Navigate the Season of Lent While Dealing with Postpartum Depression

  Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com It's hard to talk about PPD (postpartum depression), even for moms who are struggling with it. It's not a dazzling conversation when you speak of Lent, even for Christians. Some Christians choose not to observe it at all, but others attend mid-week services, focus on the grave reality of … Continue reading How to Navigate the Season of Lent While Dealing with Postpartum Depression

Following God’s Directions Even When They’re Uncomfortable

I was adamant that we would never move again. We'd just gotten settled into our very first owned home: a cute and cozy two-story house with play space in the basement and a fantastic backyard with a view. After having lived in seven residences in a five-year time span, I was absolutely through with moving... … Continue reading Following God’s Directions Even When They’re Uncomfortable

Increased Labor Pains and the Other Half of the Curse

The fall of humanity into sin didn't happen without repercussion. Both Adam and Eve disobeyed, and both were punished. To the woman he [God] said: "I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain will you give birth to children." (Genesis 3:16). Women were cursed with painful childbirth. Sometimes, we joke about our predicament. "Thanks … Continue reading Increased Labor Pains and the Other Half of the Curse

Put Decorative Items to Use for Attractive-Utility Homemaking

It's easy to wish over the picture-perfect, charming living spaces featured in homemaking magazines and on Pinterest. But I've become more certain (ever since starting my family) that no mother's home actually looks like that. I mean, how can we compete with muddy boots, breakfast crumbs, scattered toys, curious minds, and racetrack roads that must … Continue reading Put Decorative Items to Use for Attractive-Utility Homemaking