In case you missed it my second article with Her View From Home got published today!
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I wrote this article one evening as I was reflecting on how grateful I am for my husband. We have been through a lot together.
Through it all, he has been my rock and the strongest person I’ve ever known. Even though I don’t enjoy going through struggles or times of waiting it’s all been worth it.
Not only has it made us stronger but my faith has been refined. As I learn to depend on God during the hard times. Over and over He shows me He is faithful and will bring us through.
If you can relate to this article I hope you share it or leave me a comment.
Teaching your toddler vocabulary, communication and other skills can seem intimidating. All it takes is consistency and lots of praise. Children’s brains are wired to learn.
A lot of people have remarked to me that Lyla says a lot of words for being 18 months. She will tell us “yes” and “no” and can repeat back most words we ask her to.
I think at 18 months it is expected that children know 20 words. Whether Lyla is doing better than average is up to opinion. Yet, I do know we are intentional in teaching her vocabulary.
It’s not something we sit down and do every day rather we try to make it a part of our interactions with her.
Continue reading “5 Easy Ways To Teach Your Toddler New Words”
I wrote this post on new mom fears a while ago. At the time I wasn’t sure if I wanted to publish it. I thought I would share it in light of mother’s day to encourage other moms on the journey of motherhood.
As a new mom, I remember having many fears before having my daughter. Now more than a year later I know my fears were nothing to worry about.
At the time I didn’t want to be only a mom. Leading up to this moment I had been Courtney. A married young woman finishing up her university degree. She was an autonomous adult.
Yet ever since another human life inhabited my body I haven’t been the same person. I lost some of the previous version of myself. It wasn’t until my postpartum days I realized this change. At the time I was not only coping with the presence of a baby but the partial loss of my previous self.
Continue reading “Becoming a Mom Wasn’t as Scary as I Thought it Would Be”
After a long winter in Canada, we are more than ready for warmer weather and sunshine. We’ve already had a few warm days which has got me thinking about what we need before summer starts.
Today I wanted to share my go to and most used items for mom and baby for the summer!
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As a stay at home my mom I have a very flexible schedule. However, that flexibility can sometimes get in the way of staying productive.
I don’t put pressure on myself to achieve a long list of tasks every day. However, I do try to set myself up for a day I can be proud of.
These are a few things I try to do each day to motivate myself to be productive and serve my family well.
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A few months ago on the YouTube channel, I have with my husband we posted a video about buying our first house as a young couple.
Looking back that video was a little vague. In this post, I want to give a little more insight and hopefully some help and encouragement for other young couples who are buying a house.
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A few weeks ago I wrote a post on How I Order Groceries Online + Price Match. In that post, I talked a little about how I meal plan.
In this post, I am going to show you how I meal plan for my family for the week. Our family consists of myself, my husband and our one-year-old daughter. My husband works 12-hour shifts so I also make meals for his lunch.
Continue reading “5 Tips to Make Meal Planning Easier”
As an adult making friends is not always easy. Add on being a mom and not leaving the house often it can be hard to meet other mom friends.
Being an introvert (and a type 9 on the Enneagram) I enjoy staying home, I don’t need a lot of friends and I find it difficult to put myself out there when meeting new people.
However, over the last year and a half I have made some new mom friends. In the beginning it was hard for me but the rewards of a new friend are worth it.
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As a stay at home mom one of the ways I take care of my family is by working hard to save us money. The best and easiest way I have found to save money on groceries is through ordering online and price matching.
If you are unfamiliar with how to order groceries online or how to price match this post is for you!
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Trials are a part of life
Although trials are a part of life they are still unpleasant. However, the Bible does give us the warning to be prepared for them. A few weeks ago in church, our pastor preached on the topic of trials.
He shared that if one is not going through a trial, one is coming up. As depressing as that was to hear, I knew it was true.
Continue reading “5 Truths to Remember When Going Through Trials”