Happy 2019! I can’t believe it’s already been awhile since I’ve written on here. Okay. More than awhile. 2018 was a year full of blessings: One where I truly enjoyed summer for the first time since having children. One where I gained time with my dad after we almost lost him to septic shock in September (Praise God for his healing hand!). And, one where I’ve seen firsthand the Church’s love in action through its uncommon community.
However, this past year was also really hard. One where I’ve been continually at the end of myself needing Christ’s strength to carry on in motherhood, in my marriage, and in the everyday mundane. I guess, I know, that’s a good place to be, but often it doesn’t make it any less gut-wrenching. The dreary days of Winter also dampen my spirit, like I know it does for many of you. The days are cold and the nights seem unending. With the changing of the calendar, I usually get excited about all the goals I hope to accomplish, but this year I’ve been a little apprehensive about my big dreams as I know how fickle my heart can be. One second, the world is my oyster; the next, I just want to curl up on the couch and avoid the world.
But there’s hope for my fickle, unsettled heart. There’s hope for yours, too.
A while back I shared on Instagram that I've decided to become a gardener. (Basically get a little more involved in yard work than just mowing.) My hope was to plant a few flowers and start a small vegetable garden. Well, once my husband caught wind, his wheels started turning, too. So what started as a small venture into gardening. . . is now a full-blown backyard construction site. And not just our yard, the neighbour's, too. Three full dump trucks of soil removed and a couple more loads of rocks tampered down. . . and we've got ourselves the beginnings of some patios!
Hello everyone! I know, I know... it's been a while! These last two months have been a whirlwind of preparations for baby number 2... and waiting. That being said, I thought I would give you a quick update on what's been going on in my life lately.
Fall, also known as my favourite time of year, boasts of crisp, sweatshirt weather, warm apple cider, and mouth-watering pumpkin pies. But it’s also a time of reflection and thanksgiving. So to commemorate the first of two Thanksgivings I celebrate each year, I’ve put together a list of 10 reasons of why I am feeling grateful today. I challenge you to stop this week and really reflect on all of the blessings you’ve been given, big or small, as well.
Here’s my list of 10 reasons I’m thankful (in no particular order, of course):
As a mom, I know how fun dinnertime can be with kids. I also know how a simple meal can easily turn into a full-blown meltdown in a matter of mere seconds. Literally just yesterday I endured the toddler tantrum of the year. I should have been given an award for keeping my cool through most of it, but I guess that’s why I’m called “mom.”
It all started when I had Liam help me make a batch of muffins — a new recipe I’m developing.
Hello, I'm Erin – a follower of Christ, wife, mama of two, and registered dietitian. Welcome to my blog where I write about intentional motherhood, intuitive eating, inspired discipleship, and whatever else I feel like!
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