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Hard As A Mother

Hard As A Mother: Part 9

Hard As A Mother: Part 9

Keeping Peace With Your Mother In-Law  My husband and I met in college in 2011. We became best friends soon after meeting and started dating in 2013. Chris and I had developed a deep friendship before we dated so I knew a couple things going […]

Hard As A Mother: Part 8

Hard As A Mother: Part 8

  Sunshine: Mothering a Sick Child I knew it was going to be bad when she woke up. 5:30 am phone call from her room, in tears, and in serious pain. Start the medicine… ibuprofen and hydrocodone. Switch every 3 hours. Still pain despite medicine that […]

Hard As A Mother: Part 7

Hard As A Mother: Part 7

  Parenting: Expectations Vs. Reality   BED REST! Hearing those words from my doctor released an overwhelming fear flooding down to the very core of my being. The struggle begins! That sense to protect, to sacrifice, to love, quickly shifted into overdrive. In the fifth […]

Hard As A Mother: Part 6

Hard As A Mother: Part 6

  Babies: Expectation Vs. Reality   I just put down my 21-month-old daughter in her little pack-n-play next to our bed for the night. She sleeps there about 12-13 hours a day. Sometimes she wakes up in the middle of the night. Most of the […]

Hard As A Mother: Part 5

Hard As A Mother: Part 5

Working Moms   I used to think that growing up and becoming an adult was going mean ultimate freedom and lots of money! Well, that fairy tale ended pretty quickly after college when I started working the Monday after I graduated on Friday in 2012. […]

Hard as a Mother: Part 4

Hard as a Mother: Part 4

Community   I freaked when I found out I was pregnant with my first child two months after I got married. From tears of fear to wanting to trust God had a plan, I poured it all out on my poor husband. That was not […]

Hard As a Mother: Part 3

Hard As a Mother: Part 3

Stay at Home Moms I decided to stay at home with Elijah far before he was born. I always knew that I wanted to be at home with my kids partly because of the bad experiences I had in child care when I was young […]

Hard As A Mother: Part 2

Hard As A Mother: Part 2

  CHOICES When I gave birth to Elijah at the hospital, one of my nurses said “Congratulations Mama! Today is day 1 of 6,570.” To which I responded “What!?” She went on to explain that from birth to their 18th birthday is 6,570 days. I […]

Hard As A Mother: Part 1

Hard As A Mother: Part 1

This month we will celebrate Mother’s Day. The day where we all get dressed up and accompany our moms to church then brunch. We will buy her flowers to make her day more beautiful or give her chocolates to sweeten the deal. We pamper her […]