Treating Maternal Anxiety

While many women are worrying about a post part belly (don’t!), many women are suffering greatly through post and ante natal depression and anxiety. If it’s anxiety remedies or depression recovery you’re looking for, read some encouraging words from moms who have been in the trenches and want to offer you love. Pregnancy related disorders are hard enough; don’t suffer alone. | inspirational quotes | love quotes | love sayings | pregnant quotes

I struggled for many months with whether I should write about this part of my life or not. When Katherine from Half Kindled reached out to me about her blog hop, I knew it was time to tell this story. Besides, everyone already knows I’m open about my anxiety. Why not keep sharing? AND, bonus, May…

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What I Wish I’d Known About Breastfeeding

If you’re considering breastfeeding and pumping for your child, read my honest thoughts about what it has been like to breastfeed three children so far. My intention is never to scare; only to encourage and prepare! | breastfeeding photography | breastfeeding foods | breastmilk storage | breastfeeding clothes | breastfeeding foods |

My mom works at a home for homeless pregnant women – Mary’s Mantle. These women are my sisters, right? My sisters in Christ. And when I visit them, we chat just like sisters. They see me walk in with my entourage of kids, and they are curious. They are traveling this road to motherhood and…

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7QT: I want to know why I should love you even more


I’m loving this working on Mondays thing. I am still a lot behind where I wish I could be right now, but I think in a few weeks I will have this on auto. And by a few weeks I mean when the kids are old and grown. But. Anyway, tell me what you are…

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The Gilmore Girls Netflix Workout

Your Netflix guide to a Gilmore Girls workout routine. Work on your fitness with Lorelai and Rory even though they never really would. Add this to your workouts at home. I’m thankful for #3! | workout routines | exercise routines | exercise challenge | netflix hacks

Disclosure: I have received free Netflix streaming and a streaming device as part of my membership on the Netflix Stream Team.  All opinions expressed within this post are my own. I get it. The kids are napping and you want to watch Lorelai and Rory allude to pop culture gems on Netflix while you binge eat puppy chow….

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Bacon Popcorn Recipe

If you’re looking for popcorn recipes, look no further. Cook your bacon in the oven and easily whip up this treat in your own kitchen. This is no vegetarian food, friends. AND, this bacon popcorn has a sweet twist that will take it over the edge!

Bacon Popcorn Recipe I was talking to some people on Facebook last week and we got on the topic of bacon grease. Obviously. Someone mentioned that she uses the bacon fat to pop stovetop popcorn, and my brain went nuts and I came up with this bacon popcorn recipe. © Ildi / Dollar Photo Club…

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Minimize the Mess + eBook Giveaway

Learn organization tips and organizing ideas for the home with this eBook. At only $2.99, it is a steal. It’s PACKED with tips for every room in the house as well as ideas for getting the family on board. And, it comes with free printables to keep you on track. | organize closet | organize kitchen | organize bedroom | organize bathroom

Sometimes it feels like Mike goes to work so he can make money so we can buy things. And then we spend time cleaning and taking care of those things. It leaves me wondering what the point is. I know we need “things” in life. In fact, we need a lot of things. But, what…

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Support Bees WITHOUT Being a Beekeeper

If you want to support the bees, but the beekeeping trend is not for you, check out these five easy ways to support bees WITHOUT being a beekeeper. The sign is my personal favorite.

It’s the newest trend, right? Beekeeping in your own backyard. I’ll admit, I even thought about it. But since a. Mike and I are terrified of bees and b. I can’t keep a houseplant alive, it didn’t sound like such a good idea for our family. But, I’m no dummy. I know bees are incredibly…

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8 Simple Ways to Fit More Reading into Your Day

It’s more than just finding books worth reading. Here are 8 simple ways I fit more reading into our days. All of these strategies work well for us, but Read More Books Now class really changed my perspective.

The other day I posted a picture on Instagram talking about why I love my Kindle Paperwhite. Some people then wanted to know how I manage to read (a fair amount of) books with three kids under four. It’s more than just finding books worth reading. And it’s not just hiding in the locked bathroom….

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#5Faves: Taking a Break


I am in desperate need of a little blogging vacay. Maybe it’s the weather finally breaking – wait, it snowed last week – maybe it’s dreaming of the weather breaking? Either way, Rachel will be taking care of you through May while I sit back and relax. Isn’t she a gem? So, head over there…

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Your “What’s Good on Netflix Lately” List #streamteam


Disclosure: I have received free Netflix streaming and a streaming device as part of my membership on the Netflix Stream Team.  All opinions expressed within this post are my own. I’ve heard rumors that there will be a Full House spin-off coming to Netflix in 2016. So until then, keep yourself busy with some of our most…

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#5Faves: Efficient Mama


Rachel has your back again, my friends. She has graciously offered to host #5Faves for me this week in the midst of sicknesses, craft show orders, nurse-a-thons, blogging classes and other Jenna-type distractions. She’s the best, ya know? Anyway, head over to see her and tell her I said hello. I’ll be stalking on the…

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After the Great Stretching

How to Love Your Body Right Now: After pregnancy many women find themselves with a new body. You don’t need to focus ALL of your energy on fitness and healthy eating. Those things are great, but learn how Nell figured out how to love her new post-baby body where it is right now - during the postpartum belly phase.

This post first appeared on Whole Parenting Family.   I wrote about loving your body after a baby after my last baby. I had to re-read it since I’ve had this one. Postpartum is this awkward transitional time when your skin tries to remember where it was before the Great Stretching, and your breasts try…

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Family Time-Line in Cross Stitch


  Hi! I’m Nancy and I blog over at I am thrilled to be stopping by here to share my Family Time-Line in Cross Stitch project with all of you while Jenna is out snuggling her new little baby.   Like Jenna, I’m a stitcher and I share all of my projects on my…

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7QT: I don’t always write hard-hitting, controversial pieces of journalism


You know, I don’t always write hard-hitting, controversial pieces of journalism. Sometimes I write straight fluff. And it gets published! Michele from My Domestic Monastery is publishing a wonderful Rosary Reflection book due out on Mother’s Day 2015. It will be available for preorder before then in ebook and print format. Keep your eyes peeled!…

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