Pre-Order Growing Up Duggar


  The Duggar family has been a big encouragement to me. Michelle is gentleness and patience itself, and I love how Jim Bob plans so many fun family outings. They work well together and despite years of fame, the family's values have been the same. They haven't lost sight of their faith or family goals. The Duggars are the first to admit [More...]

The Increase that Children Bring


Image: Vlado/ I was reading through some of the Proverbs and this verse stuck out at me. Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; But much increase comes by the strength of an ox. Proverbs 14:4 NKJV And it made me think of how life is with kids. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to compare my lovely children to large [More...]

Gabriel Peter’s Birth Story


The birth story for any men who might be reading: Gabriel Peter was born at 2:26 am on January 6th after a quick labour. He was born at home. I'm tired but doing well, and Gabriel is doing well, too. The detailed birth story: He's here! With all of my other pregnancies only going until 38 weeks, I never expected to reach my due date this [More...]

What They Don’t Tell You About Birth Control


Let me start this off by saying, I am not writing this post in order to change your mind about birth control. I have shared before how the Lord has convicted us about trusting Him with our family size, but I realize that not everyone has the same convictions, and that the Lord will work in different people in different ways. I do, however, [More...]

The Gender Reveal

20 week ultrasound

I keep meaning to do a few pregnancy update posts, but I never seem to get around to it. This is probably in part because I don't like having my picture taken so I don't have any belly shots yet this pregnancy. It's also just been so busy! So far, everything is going great! I'm feeling well, I felt baby move for the first time on my [More...]

The Overpopulation Myth

2011 family photo

image source Yes, I'm going to put myself out there and state that I believe overpopulation in the world is a myth. With only 3 children and 1 on the way I wouldn't consider my family to be very large, but it is definitely larger than the norm in North America. Of course, with "the norm" being less than 2 children per household, that's not [More...]

Pregnancy Update: How many are there?


  I know that it is normal to get bigger a bit earlier with each pregnancy, but since I'm a twin and therefore have a higher chance of having twins, I was wondering if I could possible by carrying twins this time. I never had a period after Josiah was born so I had no real way of knowing how far along I was when I found out I was pregnant [More...]