Pregnancy in Public: Thoughts on Society’s Reactions to an Expanding Belly

In the Victorian Era, as soon as a pregnant woman's belly became too large to hide under her clothing, she disappeared from the public eye until well after her child was born. An extended abdomen was considered immodest and embarrassing. Oh, how times have changed! Now it's not unusual to see a pregnant woman wandering …

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Who Are You Calling Imperfect?

 I have most definitely been guilty of being the typical woman, tearing myself down year after year because I do not have the "perfect" body. I've tried to force my body shape to change into something it genetically was not intended to become. I've tried exercise. I've tried eating fat-free everything. I've tried eating whole …

Father’s Day

I've been giving some thought to Father's Day this year. I am eight months pregnant with our first sweet baby, so my husband, Jordan, will be celebrating his first Father's Day on Sunday! I've been racking my brain for gift or date ideas, because I want to make this truly special for him! However, I …

Count It All As Loss

I like to run. I like to hide. I like to make excuses. I am good at it.The reason? I am constantly afraid.It is more difficult to admit this to myself than to you. I like to think that I am brave, compassionate, and courageous. But the truth is, my compassion hides behind my fear …