There is no perfect time to have a baby but there are better times. This post is by no means a checklist of things to have in place before having a baby. Rather it’s a list of things a couple may find helpful to discuss before starting their family. As I note at the end only God is the one who gives life and each life is a precious gift.
Full disclosure we got pregnant nine months after our wedding while I was in my last semester of university. Looking back I wouldn’t reccommend being pregnant while in school because it was very stressful. However, it can be done and I did have the benefit of a very flexible schedule to accommodate all my appointments. Continue reading “How Do You Know You’re Ready to Have a Baby?”
The grocery budget… For me, this is always the hardest category to stick to. I’ll run to the store for a few essentials and $50 later I’m leaving the store 🤦🏼♀️How many of you can relate? As a home economist, I am passionate about helping families thrive. One way to thrive is to be in control of your money. Today I’d like to share my best tips for saving money at the grocery store (without using coupons).
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I often get asked about ideas for recipes or what meals I make for supper. In this post, I’m going to share my favourite tried and true weeknight meal ideas. All of these meals use simple, whole ingredients, are cost-effective and crowd pleasers.
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Hosting a party can be fun but also super stressful. You want your guests to have an enjoyable time, the food to taste good and the atmosphere to feel welcoming. With a little planning and my seven simple tips, your next party can be all of the above. I promise you’ll have a great time too!
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Being newlyweds is one of the most exciting and fun times of one’s life. The first year is filled with lots of learning, many adjustments and hopefully happy memories.
Still being in the newlywed stage myself I understand the challenges other newlyweds may face. After talking to other newlyweds and those past this stage I have curated 10 Simple Things Newlyweds Can Do to Have a Great Marriage. Keep reading if you’re a newlywed or are looking for advice to share with a newlywed couple.
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Prior to marriage, I thought a spouse would always build me up and just make me feel good about myself. At times this is true. However, there are also moments where God is using my husband to teach me things about my own heart that I need to work on.
Continue reading “The Hard but Good Work of Being Sanctified by Marriage”
Becoming a mother has been a transformative experience. I can live on a lot less sleep than I thought, I can be awoken from the deepest of sleep if I hear my baby stirring and I care much less about my needs or wants now that I have this little life depending on me.
Continue reading “4 Ways To Stay Connected with Your Husband After Having a Baby”
As a new mom or really anyone leading a busy life, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by one’s present circumstances. Maybe you feel stuck or like things will never change or improve.
However, a goal I have for this year is to overcome my mental outlook and instead of being lead by my feelings into despair and sadness I’m working on telling myself how to feel.
My daughter is a great source of joy and I find myself choosing to be happy for her instead of moping around feeling sad or discouraged. She deserves to be happy and I want her to feel secure and loved despite how I’m feeling on the inside.
Continue reading “5 Ways to Stay Strong Mentally as a Mom”
My husband bought me donuts and I cried.
Maybe it’s because I’m hormonal. Even though I’m six months postpartum.
I cried because of his kindness.
These six donuts were around $20.
These were not ordinary donuts. They were locally made foodie, novelty, bakery donuts.
That we drove 20 minutes to get at a chic downtown shop.
I didn’t find out the price until later that day when he casually mentioned that he wanted to tell me something about the donuts.
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What is one topic you wish the church talked more openly about?
Perhaps it’s sex?
In her new book Sex Jesus and Conversations the Church Forgot Forgot Mo Isom goes beyond the standard chat of don’t do this until you’re married or don’t look at porn or don’t dress a certain way.
Why can’t we have an open, judgment-free conversation on sex?
Let’s celebrate the act God created for our enjoyment
And stop shaming people into ‘purity’
Instead let’s look at sex with a view of the gospel and tell people that no matter what your past, or what you’ve done or has been done to you that you have inherent worth.
That you were created by a King who loves you and wants to give you an abundant Life.
Continue reading “Sex, Jesus and Conversations the Church Forgot Book Review”