Pampers Baby Dry Diapers Review

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  My son just turned one, and we recently made the switch to Pampers Baby Dry Diapers. I really love these diapers, so I wanted to provide a Pampers Baby Dry Diapers review. We were using Pampers Swaddlers before. I have nothing negative to say about Pampers Swaddlers, but I felt he needed a different Read More …

Guest Post: The Mom Quilt on The Ruth Experience

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I’m pleased to have been invited to write a guest post on The Mom Quilt for The Ruth Experience. From The Ruth Experience website: We are three women who are Christ-followers, wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends. We believe we are called to love God and love those around us. Life is hard. But it Read More …

Postpartum depression and anxiety: One year later

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It is my son’s first birthday, and I couldn’t be more proud of my handsome baby and all his growth and development. It’s also bittersweet when I look back over a year of dealing with postpartum depression and anxiety. It’s hard for me to write this, because there is such stigma associated with mental illness Read More …

Child development stages: Our baby learning to walk

Child Development Stages: Baby learning to walk

I cease to be amazed at child development stages. I was the baby in our family, and I was only around babies a limited time growing up. So now that I have my own child, it’s truly amazing watching him go through each of the child development stages. Right now, he’s standing on his own Read More …

Aylan Kurdi puts college football season in perspective

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Today is the official beginning of college football season. As a college football fan, I, too, am excited about the possibilities in a new season. My college football team, the Florida Gators, have a new coach, and I’m enthusiastic about our chances for improvement this year. At the same time, my mind and heart bear Read More …

Cut your grocery bill in half in 10 weeks

Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half - Grocery Budget Makeover

If you’re like me, you might spend far more on food each month than you intend. That’s why I’m excited about the Grocery Budget Makeover by Erin Chase (founder of $5 Dinners) to cut your grocery bill in half in 10 weeks. Registration for this course opens Tuesday, Sept. 8 (the day after Labor Day) Read More …

My battle with postpartum depression and anxiety

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On New Year’s Day 2015, I woke up in such a pit of despair that I almost immediately began to cry and couldn’t stop until about three that afternoon. Luckily, my mother-in-law came to babysit my son, so my husband could help take care of me. I’d always heard of postpartum depression, or the worse cases of Read More …