My Thoughts on the Essential Oils Wars

young living and essential oils wars

You've probably realized by now that I love Young Living Essential Oils. You've also probably heard of another big brand, DoTerra. Yes, I'm talking about the elephant in the room. Young Living vs. DoTerra. No, this isn't an attack on anyone who sells DT oils; in fact, I am friends with several people who do and *gasp* we can still be [More...]

Bible Art Journaling Blessed Assurance

blessed assurance

It's been on my mind the last few days how thankful I am that we have the blessed assurance and hope of eternity with God. We don't need to worry about what happens after death, we have nothing to fear. Hebrews 10:19-23 (ESV) says, 19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and [More...]

Malachi’s Birth Story: A Birth That Didn’t Go Quite As We Had Planned

when a birth doesn't go as planned

It's been over a week since Malachi was born, and I'm finally sitting down to write up his birth story! Labour was very quick so there isn't too much to tell really, but I thought that maybe his story could maybe encourage others, as we weren't able to do the birth we'd planned. On August 9th, around 10:30pm, I was laying in bed trying to sleep [More...]

Before the Mountains were Brought Forth

bible art journaling

Before the mountains were brought forth,     or ever you had formed the earth and the world,     from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Psalm 90:2 ESV From everlasting to everlasting, our God IS.     Supplies used:Faber and Castell Gel Sticks| ESV Journaling Bible (Other journaling Bible options include KJV and [More...]

6 Lessons I Learned Through Early Pregnancy Loss

early pregnancy loss

  I know there are lots of articles out there about pregnancy loss, but I think an early pregnancy loss is different in some ways than others. Not to say one is worse than the other, but that the emotions are just different. Also, I think the view that society seems to have on early loss is different. I didn't ever see the baby on [More...]

My Reaction Was Worse

my reaction was worse

Our week got off to a rocky start. On Monday morning my older two children (ages 5.5 and 6.5) were playing nicely upstairs. My daughter came down briefly to get her knitting bag and I thought they must be knitting up there. I know..silly assumptions. About 15 minutes later they came downstairs, and I saw this. "You cut your [More...]

Reasons Moms Love Having Kids

love having kids

  Have you ever noticed that if you get together with a group of moms, it's not an uncommon thing for them to start chatting about all of the negative things about having kids. How little sleep we get. (and yes, I've been guilty of this one) How we moms never get self time. How much mess they make. How long it's been since we [More...]