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Taking Time to Heal from Pregnancy and Birth |Postpartum Care

By |November 16th, 2015|

Time is one of our greatest commodities here on earth.

And it is our responsibility to steward it well. Many might think that taking 30-45 days to rest is absurd and excessive, but did you know that women who take that time to recover and heal have less likely a chance of suffering PPD AND they are known to have longer life spans!

Did you know that there are actually 4 trimesters, not three? Many don’t view […]

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Not Every Pregnancy Is the Same | Encouragement from a Mom of Seven

By |November 12th, 2015|

As many of you know, I am expecting our 7th blessing! Well, it dawned on me the other day that I haven’t shared much here, on my personal website, about what God has been teaching me through this pregnancy.  If any of you follow Redeeming Childbirth or my journey through Instagram, then you probably see some of what I share, but I was prompted the other day to begin sharing more personally with you here […]

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Pressure to Do & Compare As a Mom + Hoodwinked Giveaway

By |November 3rd, 2015|

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Today’s Confession as a Homeschooling Mom of Six Who is Pregnant and Due Any Day!




Many of you know I am pregnant with our 7th baby and due on Nov. 21st! But what you don’t know, is that in the midst of trying to run a household, educate my kids, get them to all their activities, make it to my prenatal appointments, all while NESTING, I still have to battle the expectations I […]

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Redeeming Halloween | The Pumpkin Gospel

By |October 1st, 2015|

What does Redeeming Halloween look like?  If you are reading this post, most likely you or someone you know has struggled with “celebrating halloween” like most of our American or World culture does… and you are looking for an alternative. If you are like me, you didn’t want to be the grinch or viewed as some judgmental Christian. And let’s face it, even in the church, when you rebel against the norm of what most do, people judge […]

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Confidence Rejuvenated: Join Me for a FREE Online Women’s Mini Retreat

By |October 1st, 2015|


Here are the details:
When: Saturday, October 3rd @ 10 am PST/ 1 pm EST
Where: Online Mini-Retreat
Go Here to Register!
Do you feel tired, worn out and in need of spiritual refreshment?
It’s the beginning of October, we are all hopefully past the stressfulness of starting school and activities with the kids.

Or maybe you have been experiencing such fullness of life that there are a million things distracting you from being truly filled up and rejuvenated as the Confident Woman […]

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4 Tips to Help You Keep Your Marriage Vow, “For Better, or For Worse”

By |September 19th, 2015|

“For better, or for worse, for richer, or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until death do us part…”
Those infamous words that imply loyalty and faithfulness.  
But those vows aren’t so easy to keep when the going gets tough… or tougher… or the toughest.
Today my husband and I celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary.
I remember the feelings that overwhelmed me the day he proposed. He was so romantic, […]

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When Christians Get Confused About Disputable & Indisputable Issues

By |July 28th, 2015|

I want to open by asking you a few questions:

Do you believe the God wants us all to look the same?

Does He desire us to be the same? To live the same? 

Does He expect us to believe the same things? 

As humans we mistakenly group questions like this all together, expecting the same answer.

Some of us can’t possibly fathom that God could desire us to live in unity, yet delight in our uniqueness, and not expect uniformity!

I […]

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Advice & Resources for Christian Parents on Evaluating Movies

By |July 22nd, 2015|


Parenting isn’t always easy. In fact, most of the time it is the down right hardest job on the planet.
The decisions that parents are faced with on a daily basis don’t always have a right or wrong, cookie-cutter answer. For example, what might be ok or even beneficial for one child, might be harmful or inappropriate for another.

This can leads parents to a place of frustration and even just plain wanting to give up and […]

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Why We Do Not Recommend the Minions Movie

By |July 20th, 2015|

Disclaimer: Movies land in one of those “disputable issues” categories.

My intention in writing this post is not to create controversy, nor is it to condemn anyone for taking their children to this movie. Simply put, I have felt a burden on my heart to write this post since we took our son to watch it.

I posted a few pictures of us going to see the movie on social media in celebration of his birthday […]

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Reasons Why So Many Are Not Speaking Up About Same-Sex Marriage

By |July 3rd, 2015|

There is a silence among some.
I’m sure you have thought at one point or another in the past week, “I haven’t seen many people from the Christian community writing about the same-sex marriage ruling.” I sure have. Even those one would expect to speak up on an issue like the Supreme Court ruling last week are simply silent?
1. Fear
2. Confusion
3. A Grieving Spirit
4. Love
Let’s Expose the Fear
This topic is hard to speak out on primarily because […]