Nightly Fears

I’ll never forget the night my 7 year old son, Micah, was just a baby, and I was up feeding him. It was horrible. I was anxious, worried, afraid of what the future held for my precious little boy. He was so little, so innocent, so helpless! My heart just broke...

Dear American Mother…

Dear American Mother, get over yourself. Just because life doesn’t make you feel important, alive, or valuable it doesn’t mean you change things, quit, or stop. Do you have any idea how important you really are? You are a vital part of your family. Your...

A Mother’s Cry

Many of you know that Bryan and I lost 2 babies between Ali (child #3) and Natty (child #4), and I am currently pregnant with baby #5, and it’s a boy (yay!).  After having Natty I honestly thought this pregnancy would be easier to go through.  I told myself,...

Confessions of a Stressed Mom

I lost my temper the other day and threw an oven mitt on the ground, and it just may have been directed towards the general vicinity of my husband. Definitely not one of my finer moments as a wife or mother. My precious 10 mos old whom I love and am still incredibly...

Parenting 101… At Least It Should Be

You would think I would know this already. This shouldn’t be a surprise. I feel a bit like an idiot to be honest. We have been having some rough moments in the VanHaitsma household lately. My attitude has been struggling in terms of my parenting skills. There...