My Second Article on Her View From Home!

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.

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5 Easy Ways To Teach Your Toddler New Words

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.

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Becoming a Mom Wasn’t as Scary as I Thought it Would Be

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.

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How To Stay Productive as a Stay at Home Mom

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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How to Make Mom Friends as an Introvert

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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5 Truths to Remember When Going Through Trials

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. 

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