The 4 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before My First Birth

There are definitely a few things I wish someone had told me before heading into my first birth. Things that would have made a big difference in my experience that day. So today, I’m going to share those pieces of advice that I wish someone had told me! And I pray they fill YOUR labor and birth with deep freedom and enjoyment! Here are they are: 1. Make whatever sounds you want! For some reason, all the births we watched in the birth took class I took showed very quiet Read More

Free Workshop: Move From Fear to Excitement About Giving Birth

Hey There, Beautiful One I am so excited to announce that registration is now open for my free online workshop – “Move from Fear to Excitement About Giving Birth: 4 Labor Secrets Every Pregnant Mom Should Know.”   Whoohoo! This is going to be such a fun workshop and I can’t wait to equip you with some really powerful keys to ENJOY your birth and experience it for the GIFT that God created it to be. I so believe that giving birth is designed to be one of the best Read More

You Can Do Hard Things…

Ok, gonna be really honest right now. I’m in a hard season. And there are days when I think, “I don’t know if I can do this.” We moved to a city where I don’t have close friends or my family to help with our kiddos and I’m feeling alone and exhausted. My kids won’t nap at the same time right now (meaning I get no break in the day) and one of them seems to think that 5:00am is an appropriate time to get up in the morning. AHHHHH! Read More

The Secret Power of Smiling During Labor

I was waiting in line at the airport today when a man’s smile caught my attention. He was a tall man probably in his 60’s and while the rest of us waited with blank stares on our faces, he stood there smiling in line with one of the most genuine smiles I’ve ever seen. Why is he smiling? I thought. There doesn’t seem to be any reason. He’s just been looking around smiling for the past 15 minutes. I was intrigued. And the more I watched him, the more I Read More

6 Ways to Experience God in Your Labor

Despite my hopes and prayers, I really struggled to connect with God during my first birth. In the midst of the changes to my “birth plan,” my disappointment, and the intensity of labor, I couldn’t seem to figure out where He was. Largely because I had put him in a box of how I wanted Him to show up and when He moved out of that box, I didn’t know where to look for him. It was only in hindsight as I looked back on the birth that I realized Read More