4 Ways to Make Co-Sleeping Work for You

Parenting

4 Ways to Make Co-Sleeping Work for You

  I love co-sleeping. But it hasn’t always worked smoothly for my family. We’ve had to learn what works for us, and what doesn’t. Here are four keys I’ve found to making co-sleeping a practical and enjoyable choice. 1. Share a bed time. Like many parents, we’ve always put our children to bed by nursing, rocking, or snuggling. Many times, this works just fine, but[...]

The Parenting Secret We All Need To Know

Parenting

The Parenting Secret We All Need To Know

Being around a crying baby is stressful. As a parent, being around your own crying baby can be extra stressful. The noise is designed to be attention-grabbing—simultaneously grating and pity-inducing. It’s just annoying enough for us to be motivated to act, yet sad enough that we’re inspired to be gentle and loving as we take care of whatever the crying baby needs. Crying is a[...]

Marriage

Your Marriage Needs These Four Things

After years of marriage, my husband and I are just as committed to staying married forever as we were when we said our vows. We have had struggles to face as a couple, our share of fights and disagreements, and times when we haven’t been very connected as a couple. Yet despite these things, we are still in love and determined to keep our marriage[...]

Pregnancy & Birth

Why Choose Natural Birth?

Natural birth means different things in different contexts. Sometimes, natural birth refers to vaginal birth, as opposed to surgical birth via cesarean section. Other times, it refers to a vaginal birth without the use of medications for augmentation or anesthetic purposes (for speeding up the birth process or numbing pain). And of course, when some people hear the words “natural birth,” they picture a woman[...]

Pregnancy & Birth

What is Hypnosis?

  When it comes to childbirth, and especially natural birth, one of the best tools we have is hypnosis.   For many people, when they hear the word “hypnosis,” they might imagine someone similar to a magician inducing a strange and mysterious trance on a subject, who they can then make perform embarrassing and comical behaviors. In reality, that image is an exaggerated description of[...]

Marriage

Why I’m a Rainbow Fish

God has placed a passion in my heart for issues of sexuality. Homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgender issues are a controversial topic, especially in the Christian world. The vast majority of Christians believe that any sexual orientation other than heterosexuality is sinful. But this is not what I believe. I am a rainbow fish. A rainbow fish is a Christian who supports the LGBTQ community. That’s[...]