Faith, family, God's plan, mom life, prayer

When God Says “No”

Have you ever had one of those seasons in life where you pray and pray for answers, and {for what seems like an eternity} only hear silence? I’ve been in one such season lately. I recently returned to work after the adoption of our son.  I was so very blessed and thankful to be able to spend 3 months at…

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Faith, family, God's plan, mom life

Stop Being a Super Mom {Be an Abiding Mom}

Nikki / February 22, 2018

Social networks are all the rage these days.  We have our good friend, Facebook, whom we’ve all known since college.  Then, there seems to be a never ending cycle of new social networks each year.  Don’t get me wrong, social networks are fun.  I loved being able to see who I has classes with in college (you early FB users…

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family, mom life

An Open Letter to the Working Mom

Nikki / February 13, 2018

  Motherhood is not for the faint of heart.  No matter what kind of mom you are, it’s the hardest-and most important-job you’ll ever have.  Being a working mom brings to itself a unique set of challenges.  I have been a working mom for almost 7 years.  I first returned to work after my maternity leave and summer break with…

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Faith, family, mom life

Being A Mom In The Word

Nikki / February 8, 2018

I have a confession to make.  I am very inconsistent with reading my bible.  There-I said it.  I know I should be better with this.  I make great plans to get into my bible more often.  You should check out my Pinterest board.  It’s full of reading plans and bible study tips.  I’m just not very good at following through with…

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family, mom life

The Working Mom Meltdown

Nikki / February 2, 2018

Today, I’ve had an I-can’t-do-this-working-mom-thing moment. It’s been one of those weeks, and right now I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. R is almost 16 weeks old and I have been back to work for almost 3 weeks.  After our first son was born, I returned to work when he was almost 5 months old. …

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mom life, tips

Reflux in Infants {how we coped}

Nikki / January 31, 2018

Disclaimer: I am obviously not a doctor and am not giving medical advice. I’m just telling you what we found to work for our son.  You should do your own research and speak with your own doctor about what may be best for your child. It’s common for babies to spit up a little, but when the spit up is frequent…

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family, mom life, tips

4 Tech Tips To Help Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Nikki / January 21, 2018

If you’re a parent of young children, I’m sure you’ve heard before how lucky we are to have so many parenting ‘conveniences’. Sure, baby items have come a long way over the last couple of decades, and, in some cases, it does make our job as parents easier.  However, there is a BIG new development that makes up for all…

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adoption, birth mom, family, God's plan, journey, mom life, perfect timing, prayer, update, waiting

Growing, Learning, and Leaning on Him

We just closed on two months of actively presenting to expectant mothers.  We’ve presented our profile to 10 expectant mothers.  There have been some very promising situations, but in the end the answers have all been ‘no’.  A friend reminded me the other day that, ultimately, the Lord’s plan will prevail.  Earlier this week, I lost site of that precious…

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