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The Blessing of My Husband

The Blessing of My Husband
Ken and Me

At the start of our marriage

Happy Anniversary to my love! 10 years ago today I married my best friend and the man of my dreams. He was, and still is, a man who lives by Biblical principles and is one of the most Godly men I know. I would never say anyone is perfect, but I know that no matter what life has thrown our way, my husband has always gone back to the Lord to get his bearings and strength.
This is the man who has supported me through 4 different pregnancies and the crazy and eventful births that followed. He is an absolutely amazing father who adores our children and has never hesitated to step up and help when I am not able to manage our home on my own.

During Labor of Miranda’s Birth

He has prayed with me almost every day of our marriage and strives to pray over each of our children every night. God has truly blessed me and given me a man after His heart. I thank Him for the gift of Ken every day!

In Baltimore

The trip we found out we were pregnant with Miranda

 

Photos of Autumns Past

Photos of Autumns Past

Photos of Autumns Past

Being November 30th I thought I would share some of our fun memories from this year as well as from years past. 🙂

Miranda at the Pumpkin Patch in 2013

Miranda at the Pumpkin Patch in 2013

 

Kaelan at the Pumpkin Patch in 2013

Kaelan at the Pumpkin Patch in 2013

 

Fall date with Daddy 2014

Fall date with Daddy 2014

 

Miranda in the Pumpkin Patch 2014

Miranda in the Pumpkin Patch 2014

 

Kaelan in the Pumpkin Patch 2014

Kaelan in the Pumpkin Patch 2014

 

Sophia in the Pumpkin Patch 2014

Sophia in the Pumpkin Patch 2014

 

Homemade Halloween Costumes of Peter Pan and Wendy 2014

Homemade Halloween Costumes of Peter Pan and Wendy 2014

 

Homemade Halloween Costumes 2014

Homemade Halloween Costumes 2014

Christmas now officially starts for us!!! I will share some of our past Christmas photos soon! Praying you all had a blessed fall!

 

 

The Day I Doubted My Blog

The Day I Doubted My Blog

DayIDoubtedMyBlog

The Day I Doubted My Blog

A few days ago I found this great blog post by Heather Reese on her blog It’s a Lovely Life called 5 Ways We Can All Stop Those Unhelpful Mom Debates Right Now. I loved it! I can relate in being judged and have felt I may have been judgmental in my own ways during the last 5 years of being a mom. I would like to let others know my opinion, not force my own upon anyone!

I started thinking about how my blog might come across. The title alone is enough to make me nervous now regarding this.  I would hate for anyone to think I am judging just by seeing it. The way God intended is referencing the way I believe He intended humanity to live. Meaning as natural as possible in day-to-day life. That He created women’s bodies to have children. That He created everything we need to live and survive already in natural forms to find here on our planet. And so many other aspects. And that is just the start…my About page plainly states it, but I will state it again: This is an informational blog to be used as a resource for others who are interested or have questions about natural living—basically, it is our experiences and “results” from our choice to live as naturally as possible.

To be clear, we understand that not everyone will agree and that these lifestyle choices are not always a viable option. There is a time and place for intervention, hospitals, doctors, western medicine and all that territory. I believe God gave us all those too. They are not to be disclaimed. They are just not our first choice. If we can find a natural way to do it (i.e. homeopathic, herbal, holistic, etc.) we will try that route first.

Here is a list of many things we have had the privilege to have done or be a part of regarding natural living.

Pregnancies, Birth and Children: prenatal care with a midwife through a birthing center for all pregnancies; midwife assisted home births, all water births; prenatal and pediatric chiropractic; breastfeeding; baby-wearing; cloth diapering (only our youngest); amber teething necklaces.

Health, Supplements and Medical: essential oils; herbal teas; herbal tinctures; natural antibiotics (colloidal silver, coconut oil, honey, etc.); natural healing and immunity support and function from food (lemons, herbs, garlic, apple cider vinegar, cranberries; oat, fennugreek, nuts and so on for lactation); homeopathic first aids; homemade tooth powder; homemade yogurt (pro-biotic digestion).

Other aspects that I have blogged about are resources that I also want to share my experiences with and include: Travel; sleep and co-sleep; getting involved in local activities (libraries and fall festivals); and I will hopefully soon post some blogs about our new adventures in Homeschooling….stay tuned!

My Resources and Networking page also has about six different links to people, places or products that I have had the privilege of interacting with. Check them out, too.

What about you? Had any experiences with judgmental people? Or any experience with natural living? I would love to hear any thoughts!