“It goes so fast.” I can’t count the number of times someone has said this to me - or that I’ve said it to myself. And while it’s just one of those things people say to you when you’re a new parent, I’ve noticed it triggers something inside of me each time. Fear. Fear that … Continue reading When “making the most” becomes unhealthy
Living in the present isn’t easy. In part 1 of my two-part blog series on seasons, I talked about how nostalgia for the past and dreams of the future can become idols if we use them to escape our present. Another way we’re tempted to avoid the present is by writing off seasons as either … Continue reading Seasons, part 2: the good and the hard
“This is such a unique season.” The number of times I’ve said this since having a baby is nauseating. And while it’s true, just acknowledging the “uniqueness” of any given season doesn’t stop me from missing previous ones or imagining future ones. While we were at the beach, I found myself missing how easy it … Continue reading Seasons, part 1: Protect the present
We’ve all been cautioned at one point or another to not believe everything we hear. Whether it’s something someone else tells us, something we see on TV or something we read on social media, we recognize the importance of determining for ourselves what is true and not blindly believing every piece of unverified information that … Continue reading Don’t believe everything you think.
"At peace ≠ in control." This was all I wrote in my journal the other day. Because as I’ve watched my baby learn to self-soothe, I’ve realized the healthy and unhealthy ways I too tend to self-soothe. In moments of stress or anxiety, my way of coping is to find something to control. They aren’t … Continue reading At peace ≠ in control.
We’re two weeks in to being parents and the worries haven’t stopped. I knew deep down they wouldn’t - that they would just “transfer.” During pregnancy, I was scared of losing the baby. As we got closer to our due date, I was scared of something happening during delivery. And now that he’s here, I’m … Continue reading Stop waiting for a worry-free season.