Marriage, Motherhood, Pregnancy + Baby

4 Ways To Stay Connected with Your Husband After Having a Baby

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. However,… Continue reading 4 Ways To Stay Connected with Your Husband After Having a Baby

Life, Motherhood, Personal Growth, Pregnancy + Baby

5 Ways to Stay Strong Mentally as a Mom

As a 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. I feel these same feelings all the time. However, a goal I have for this year is to overcome my mental outlook… Continue reading 5 Ways to Stay Strong Mentally as a Mom

Marriage, Uncategorized

My Husband Bought Me Donuts and I Cried…

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… Continue reading My Husband Bought Me Donuts and I Cried…

Life, Marriage, Relationships

Letting Go of Unmet Expectations in Marriage

A lot of the time life can feel unfair. Part of this feeling comes from expectations being unmet. I certainly expected my present circumstances to be different. I thought I'd work before having a baby, that I'd be in my own home, that I'd live near my family and friends. However, that's not how life… Continue reading Letting Go of Unmet Expectations in Marriage

Marriage, Personal Growth

Loving My ADD Husband

My husband was diagnosed with ADD as a child. As a result, he found it difficult to focus in a traditional school setting. The decision was made to homeschool him. He thrived being able to complete his schoolwork in the morning and expound his boundless energy playing the rest of the day. His ADD wasn't… Continue reading Loving My ADD Husband

Marriage

4 Unexpected Ways Your Husband Wants to Make You Happy

You may have just read that title and thought "Courtney what are you talking about? You don't know my husband, all he wants to do is irritate me." Yes, I don't know your specific situation, but I do know that if we change how we perceive our circumstances it can affect our relationships profoundly. My… Continue reading 4 Unexpected Ways Your Husband Wants to Make You Happy

Newlywed Reflections

The First Year is Hard: What I learned from one year of being married

The early years of marriage tend to receive a negative connotation. These years are often described as the "hardest" or "difficult". As I have pondered this phenomenon and whether or not it has been true thus far in my life, I came to a few conclusions. Yes, the first year was hard but not in… Continue reading The First Year is Hard: What I learned from one year of being married

Relationships, Singleness

To the ladies in waiting…

I recently read an article by a man on a popular Christian magazine site giving advice to the ladies in waiting. To be honest I thought his advice was a lame excuse for men choosing to act like adolescents and waiting for a¬†woman to fix their problems. I fear this sends a message to women… Continue reading To the ladies in waiting…