Thursday, April 30, 2015

5 Inspiring Marriage Posts

I have always (always!) been a sucker for love. I love a good quote, picture, movie, book, or article about love. Do yourself a favor and soak up some of these great posts about love. And I'd love it if you have one of your own, you'd share the link in the comments. I'd absolutely love to read it.


blog posts about marriage


That Right There is Love

I Need a Man

Our Easter Story

The Grammar of Marriage

The Anti-Divorce List

Do you have a favorite post (your own or someone else's) about love/marriage/relationships? Please share it below.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Snapshots

 My mom is new to the world of social media. She just recently signed up for Instagram (mostly to look at pictures of her kids/grandkid.) She has finally added a few friends on there. One day she was talking to me about one such friend and she said, "She's on a vacation all day every day!" And I commented that that particular friend honestly didn't post all that much. Mom continued, "But seriously she's always doing something fun."

It took me a few hours and a scroll through Instagram later that day where I came across that same friend posting pictures of a good time for it to sink in, "Oh, Mom's new to this." Mom's new to the social media game..the one we play in our own heads. The one that says that when someone posts lots of fun pictures they always happy, healthy, confident, worry-free and are never unhappy, worried, full of self-doubt, or contention.



Always and never. And we take that away from one snapshot.We think those snapshots are all or nothing. But we don't at the same time. We know they're not. We know they are not--at least in our own experience. For example, I recently posted a picture of JaiseAnn getting into the chocolate chips while we were baking. What that didn't show was how messy my kitchen was or the number of times JaiseAnn had a meltdown that day due to teething!

A friend of mine recently pointed this out, "I think a lot of times we use social media as a way to gauge whether or not we're normal." Does our family do normal family things? Do I accomplish an appropriate amount of tasks in a day? Do I dress like other people on the weekdays/weekends? And when we don't, we suddenly fall short in our own minds. All from one little snapshot. What power we give a tiny image or phrase.

The other day I had someone from church randomly stop by. I had been expecting company that day and had scheduled my day accordingly. When I answered the door, JaiseAnn and I were already showered and dressed. My floor was recently vacuumed, the house was clean, and JaiseAnn was playing with her blocks on the floor. Everything looked "as it should."  My snapshot might send someone the message that JaiseAnn always plays well alone or my house is always clean or I always get dressed in a timely manner.



After my visitor left, I silently gave myself a "high five!" I was truly proud in that moment. But proud of what? Proud that the stars aligned and she stopped by on a good day? Proud of the illusion of always

It's okay to have good days and to be proud of them. They are accomplishments, whether or not my days like that are frequent or few, it's okay to be proud when I get a good day--the kind of day I strive for every day. Getting things done and having things go well, those are good things. Having days just like I'd always imagined being home with my kids would be like are dreamy and exciting. I had every right to be proud. But I also need to be careful. I need to realize that on any given day, someone else could be having their hard day while I'm having my "I'm rocking this day!" and vice versa.



With social media, it gets a bad rap, but it's not the media. A lot of the accounts I follow are inspiring and uplifting. Many people I follow value their families, healthy lifestyles, gospel principles, and more. I am often inspired by those that I follow and I try to post things that would make someone else smile, or think, or simply be uplifted. I think we need to use social media with caution--absolutely, but we also need to choose wisely who we follow and why we follow them. Do you feel inspired, uplifted, or connected? I also think that by spending a few minutes each evening going over the highlights from that day--whether you shared them publicly or kept them to yourself--we all have that moment. The sleeping baby in our arms, the cookie you snuck during naptime, the delicious dinner, the laughter, the little moments. I've been on a mission to not let other people's moments get in the way of my own.

How do you manage your relationship with social media?

Monday, April 27, 2015

What Are Your Thoughts on Waiting for Marriage

It's time to get personal. Really personal. The topic of saving myself for marriage is near and dear to my heart. It dramatically affected the decisions I made when I was single and it has dramatically impacted my marriage.  

There is so much for me to share on this topic.I have two post ideas sitting in my drafts on saving sex for marriage. I am working on finishing them up and decided to turn one of them into a post addressing common concerns/fears/thoughts/questions, etc. about making the decision to wait until marriage. While I have a few already included in my post, I'd love to hear your thoughts. What are some questions you might have or common concerns? Whether you agree with waiting until marriage or not--I'd love to hear your thoughts. I promise to address any questions/comments/concerns but do not promise that I will include intimate details. 

sex before marriage is not necessary


Please ask away and share this post with anyone who does have questions.

What do you want to know? 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Ten Cleaner Baking Recipes for the LittleOnes

JaiseAnn is at an age now where she wants to help. She wants in on the action and don't you dare leave her out! Which means it's time to start baking with her each week--I am actually so excited about this. Baking in the mornings will be something she and I do together for quite some time I hope. As much as I love treats, I don't love the idea of giving my daughter too much sugar. I'll be saving your typical cookies and brownies for special occasions. Instead, I'm planning to make some cleaner treats with JaiseAnn. I've been compiling a list of these cleaner/toddler friendly treats to make. Hopefully you'll find some treasures here as well:


kids helping in the kitchen


Coconut Blueberry Chia Seed Muffins

Breakfast "Cookies"

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars (3 Ingredients)

Clean No Bake Cookies

Healthy Honey Nut  Breakfast Cookies

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups

Double Chocolate Avocado Muffins

Peanut Butter Chocolate and Banana Muffins (Flourless)

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Fudge Bars

healthy recipes for kids

What is your favorite thing to bake with your child?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Home Matters Linky Party #33

Homemaking is a focus on my blog. I strive to improve my home life in a number of ways--through relationships, cleanliness, orderliness, preparation, and even a bit of decorating. I love co-hosting this Linky Party. It gives all of YOU great exposure to different posts relating to the home. Check them out and be sure to add yours. If you're participating, please let me know in the comments! 

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Our Diaper "Kit"--We Keep it in the Car Not in a Bag

We rarely have diaper situations--if you catch my drift. JaiseAnn has been a terrible sleeper, and she went on a bottle strike, and she cried every.single.time I put her in the car for a good six months, but diapering has rarely been an issue with her. She never woke up in the middle of the night with a dirty diaper. She had one or two major diaper situations as a newborn. Other than that, she's been seriously a dream in that department. I was so prepared with my diaper bag, but rarely needed to use it. 

When I was pregnant a friend gave me an "emergency" kit for me to carry in my car. It was meant to serve in addition to my diaper bag necessities and was for a real diaper emergency. The kit was small and compact and I kept it in the glove compartment. Finally, I decided to "upgrade" our little kit and store it in the trunk of our car. Now, we do keep a diaper or two in our diaper bag, but no clothes or anything like that. It leaves room for my things or for extras for JaiseAnn (like snacks). It also means that we can leave the diaper bag behind most times and we'll never even miss it. 

Diaper bag alternatives

We bought a little storage bin and used it to store a few necessities and some not-so-necessities...we keep it in the trunk and it comes in quite handy.


Toddler diaper bag

Our Diaper "Kit" Contains:
-A change of clothes--seasonally appropriate---you never know--messes with food, your daughter splashes water all over herself, diaper messes, and more..
-A handful of diapers (we cloth diaper but we keep disposables in the trunk for emergencies. We always keep a cloth diaper or two in her diaper bag if we're headed somewhere)
-A package of wipes--not just for diapering. You might need these to clean sticky hands or faces and a slew of other types of messes
-Hand sanitizer and disposable bags. The bags are perfect for storing the dirty clothes or soiled diaper and you'll always want some way to quickly clean yourself up
-Books and toys. JaiseAnn has several books, so we just change out two or three books in her car kit every few weeks. The same goes for her toys. Often the toys we keep in the car, are the toys that accompany her to church, so we change them up so that she doesn't get bored of the same toys. 

Do you have a diaper car kit? What are your diaper bag essentials?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

My Thoughts on "Cheat Meals"

Before I had JaiseAnn and even right after I hated the term "cheat meal." I would roll my eyes, be annoyed, or cringe. I felt like people should be able to moderately eat things and not use words like "cheat" in relation to food. "Cheat" has a negative connotation to it and I felt like by using those words, you were in essence shaming yourself for eating.

I still *sort of* feel that way. 


are cheat meals bad for you


But I do have a Cheat Meal board on Pinterest! Yes, it's true. This board is fairly recent for me. My ideal way of living would be to not count how many "good meals" versus "bad meals" I eat. My ideal way of living would be to make a pan of brownies and enjoy a brownie each night...getting the pan to last a whole week. If you're wondering, though, I am nowhere near that ideal at this time. I completed the Whole30 and was in a really good place, but some things happened and stress literally started eating away at me. I started to feel as lost as I did when I was sleep-deprived last summer. And my old habits came back--almost full circle. 

Right now, I cannot allow sweets in my home unless they are to be eaten in a binge-type fashion. Right now, indulgences are to be treated like, "cheats" while I reign in my poor eating habits and I start to carve a new/more stable way of eating into my heart and mind. And when I am ready, I will embrace sweets and indulgent meals again without rules, restrictions, or shaming. 

But for now, I spend a lot of time pinning my "Cheat Meals." I've got some good ones on there, you should follow along!

How about you? What are your thoughts on cheat meals?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Handmade Fingerprint Necklace

I dreamt up this little idea myself (if there's a post on the internet sharing this idea already, I give my word that I never saw it) for Christmas actually. I made Zach a tie tack using this idea and then went a step further and had a necklace made for myself.


 This simple fingerprint necklace is the perfect keepsake and will make a great Mother's Day gift for moms or grandmas. It can also be adapted to make a great Father's Day gift as a tie tack or even a keychain.

I love the simplicity of this necklace, but also love that I get to carry my daughter's tiny fingerprint with me and that makes this necklace quite special.

Mother's day present tutorial

What You'll Need:

Scissors
Pen
Ink
Card Stock in Color and Style of Choice
Chain
Pendant (you want one that has a deep enough setting to hold the transparent/square or circle that you choose to use)
Transparent "Stones"--circle or square--depending on the pendant you get
Transparent Jewelry Adhesive--I used E6000

Mother's day presents from kids

Directions:

1. Begin by tracing a circle or square on your cardstock using the pendant or the "stone"

2. Cut your shape and test it to make sure it fits the pendant properly

3. Dip your child's fingerprint in ink and press firmly on card stock. Remove as cleanly as possibly to avoid smudging or excess ink.

4. After ink has dried, set the paper inside the pendant and coat with transparent adhesive

5. Press "stone" on top of the paper and hold firmly for 60 seconds. Your adhesive may be mostly dried at this time. If you're not comfortable, you can place something heavy on top or you can continue to hold firmly until it has dried.

6. Add your pendant to a chain or the back of a tack for a tie.

**Optional**I love the simplicity of this necklace, but it could be accessorized further with the addition of a gemstone or a letter charm for the first letter of the child's name. Each piece can be further personalized.

Handmade Mother's Day present


What is your favorite way to receive a personalized gift from children?

Monday, April 13, 2015

They Say You'll Forget

"They" tell you that you'll forget it all--the pain of childbirth, the exhausting nights with a newborn, the recovery, the nursing struggles, the hard days--once you pass the moment/time/phase  you forget.

I can definitely tell you that I, for one, have not forgotten any of it. I haven't forgotten how exhausted I was during labor. I haven't forgotten the pain. I haven't forgotten crying to my mom after JaiseAnn was born because recovery was worse than labor for me. I haven't forgotten my hospital stay that terrified me. I haven't forgotten how anxious and worried I was about her all of the time. I haven't forgotten how incredibly exhausted I was. I haven't forgotten the feelings of my world turning upside down. I haven't forgotten our long struggle with sleep (while we still struggle, it it nowhere near the same as it once was). I haven't forgotten those lonely first few months as I tried to navigate my new world as a stay at home mom with a husband working long hours and next to no social life.


On the flipside, I still haven't forgotten the way I felt when I saw her for the first time, or heard she was a girl, or how she stopped crying when she was placed on my chest. I haven't forgotten the thrill of staring and snuggling her for hours on end. I haven't forgotten how I just wanted everyone I knewto meet her and see her. "Please come by and visit, I have the best thing in the world to show you!" I haven't forgotten the tears I cried when she smiled at me for the first time or took her first real steps. I haven't forgotten the way this relationship has filled me in a way that I never imagined possible. 

I haven't forgotten how it's felt every morning to get to wake up and play with her--to see her smile and just feel so blessed that this (THIS! )is what I do now. I haven't forgotten how everything seems better and more complete now that she's here.



I haven't forgotten the blood, sweat, and tears that come with the territory of motherhood/parenting, but I haven't forgotten the reason behind those struggles and that pain. I am reminded every single moment of every day. I'm reminded in her big bright eyes. I'm reminded when I hear her laugh. I'm reminded when she's learning something new.

As JaiseAnn grows older, I find myself wishing I could just sear certain things into my memory. Will I always remember her happy babbling in the morning while she plays? Will I always remember that big grin when she is so pleased with herself? Will I always remember the feeling of her cheeks when I kiss them for the 82,947,281th time? Will I remember it all? 


One of the many things I was under-prepared for about motherhood was being the keeper of the memories. For the first few years, while I build a relationship with JaiseAnn, I do it knowing that I'm the only one who will remember. I am the only one who will remember what it feels like to nurse her at night, or to make her laugh, or to calm her when she cries. I will be the one to remember the little day-to-day things--she won't. Sometimes that is really hard for me to take--it makes me sad. I try to capture the memories with words and pictures, my feeble attempt to take my daughter with me. My hope that one day she'll read and see and know how much joy she's given us since the very beginning. 

I don't want to forget. I want to remember. 

What are your feelings on keeping memories? 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Home Matters Linky Party #32

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. I've been loving my time as co-host and hope you'll join us again today! 

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Brittany gives us some pointers on Getting Organized from A - Z When it Comes to Email
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