Goal Setting for 2018

With the New Year just around the corner, it has me reflecting on this past year. I’ve never been big on setting a New Year’s resolution. For 2017, I really just wanted to focus on a specific word that I wanted to stick with me throughout the year. The word I chose to focus on was joy. I had so much to be joyful about in 2017 and I didn’t want to forget that. For 2018, I want to try[Read more]

3 Life Lessons After Miscarriage

As I sit here, a month after my rainbow baby turned 1, I can’t help but think of the emotional struggle I have had the past few months. As her birthday approached, I couldn’t help but feel a bit sad. And I felt guilty because I felt sad. And to be honest, I was also a bit confused. But then I realized the root of my sadness. On the night before her birthday, after I nursed her and put her[Read more]

3 ways to cope with stress during seasons of change in your life

  With the weather changing (yes, it finally feels a little like fall in Texas) it has me reflecting on the changing seasons in our lives. We recently entered this new season of life now that we have 2 children. The transition hasn’t been easy, but it hasn’t been as hard as we expected either. And now that my dad’s surgery is over and done with, it also got me thinking of the new season that we are entering now[Read more]

4 Tips For The Overwhelmed Mama

Have you ever had one of those days where you just think “Well,this day is completely done and it’s only 10am!”? I HAVE! A LOT! In fact, just last Friday I had one of those days. My husband came home and I told him “I completely failed at being a mom today.” He quietly laughed and said “I’m sure it wasn’t that bad!” But he was wrong, it was that bad. Well, at least it felt like it in the moment.[Read more]

What Loss Can Teach You About Life

In my first post, I shared our story of experiencing 2 miscarriages in the span of 6 months. This was the most difficult time in my life. And I often find that when I reflect on difficult times in my life, I can correlate them with periods of growth. So I wanted to do a post on the 3 most important things I learned through my grief. How to fight Boy did I have to learn how to fight during[Read more]

Confessions of A First Time Blogger

Hey there, I’m Amanda and this is my blog. Well, duh! To be honest, I really am not sure what I should be blogging about for my first time. I’ve been doing A LOT of research over the past few months on starting a blog; been getting a lot of advice from people who have been there before. But I have a confession, I still have absolutely NO idea what I am doing. Some places said not to write a[Read more]