Sylas Says

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Sometimes kids just know what to say and when to say it. Seeing as how Mother's Day is tomorrow, this particular conversation was so timely and really tugged at my heart strings.Tonight when I was putting Sylas to bed:Sylas: "Momma, where is Ariel's mommy?"Me: "She passed away and went to live with God."Sylas: "So she is in Ariel's … [Read more...]

Deacon’s Home {Water} Birth Story

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Just as with Sylas's birth story, I will start with this little disclaimer: This is the raw, unedited, completely true and whole story. It's long, folks… just like labor! Parts of this story may seem personal, but my goal is not only to share our story, but to empower women to birth naturally and trust and understand the power and strength that God … [Read more...]

Happy 1/2 Birthday, Sylas!

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Sylas,Who said you were allowed to be 3.5?? I mean, really, where does the time go? I can still remember the night I gave birth to you like it was yesterday. I'll never forget the overwhelming feeling of love, pride, and sheer joy as I held you for the first time. Each day since then as been nothing short of a fantastic journey. I have watched … [Read more...]

The Birth of a Mother

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Today is Sylas's half birthday (!!!), and I had planned to write a little post about him; sharing little tid-bits about what he's interested in these days, etc. That post is not complete yet, so instead I will quickly share with you our very first picture together.Sylas's birth and becoming a momma are what inspired me to start this blog 3.5 … [Read more...]

Sylas Says…

The "why" stage is both fun and exhausting...literally about a half hour of a back and forth conversation where Sylas's only line is some variation of:"Why?""OOooh, but why?""Why, Momma?""But Momma. WHY?"Me: "Sylas, this is fun and all, but I need a break. Please don't ask 'why' again for a while."Sylas: "….. how … [Read more...]

Featured On Hypnobirting Rocks!

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Yesterday, Stacy from 'Hypnobirthing Rocks!' did an awesome round-up of several different options for positive birth affirmations. I am honored that the affirmations I made for Deacon's birth were featured! Check out the post HERE or click the image below.Have a great end to your week! Also, be sure to stop by next week as I will finally be … [Read more...]

Sylas Says…

Kids Say the Darndest Things

I am in my bathroom getting ready. Enter Sylas with something under his shirt:Sylas: "What dues (do) I has under my shirt, Momma?"Me: "Haha, I don't know, sweetie. What is it?"Sylas: lifts shirt and pulls out a receiving blanket and two little animal toys "Yayyyy… I has twins, Momma!!"Me: '"Oh, wow!! Lucky you!"Sylas: "Now I … [Read more...]

Sylas Says…

Sylas Says

In his bed about to fall asleep...Sylas: "Momma?…"Me: "Yes?"Sylas: "Why did Dod (God) give me one mouth and one nose?"Me: "Hahaha..what?"Sylas: "I was thinkin' Dod (God) would give me two noses."Me: "Oh, yeah?"Sylas: " Yeah. Like… one here (points to nose) and one osa (over) here (points to cheek)."Couldn't you just … [Read more...]

Help me, Lord…

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One of my goals for 2015 is to totally and completely embrace my children's innocence, naivety, energy, & imagination. I created this picture to help me remember- it was from our Family Photo Shoot in November 2014.What is one of your goals this year? I'd love to hear from you.. leave a comment below! … [Read more...]

Deacon’s 7 Month Milestones

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I can't believe Deacon is already 7 months old! Although I may not always post his milestones on time, I have kept up with them, and that is very important to me. In case you missed any, check out months 1-6 below. Feel free to click on the individual months to be brought to that post and to see more pictures! And here are Deacon's 7 Month … [Read more...]