Breastfeeding Ain’t for Suckers!

“Breastfeeding can be very painful” “Breastfeeding is exhausting” “Breastfeeding is hard and doesn’t come easy for most women” “Breastfeeding requires a long-term commitment” (at least for me) “Breastfeeding hurts your nipples” “Breastfeeding can give you engorged breasts!” There are so many other “negative” things I’m sure I could list about breastfeeding but that’s not what…

Judith’s Birth

How do women manage to put the greatest day of their lives into words? I’ve been thinking about how I would write out my birth story and have been at a loss of words since it happened. So, this is an attempt to put it into word form. Enjoy 🙂 For those of you who…

I Love My Hair

In the Black communities, it is very common to find a young Black girl who hates her hair. I was her once. It seemed like my hair put me at a disadvantage. I couldn’t get in water unless I had braids. It took forever to do my hair in almost ANY style.  I couldn’t get…

Confessions of a Non-Creative Mom-To-Be

I am NOT creative. I didn’t have art classes growing up. I didn’t practice art much at home. Nor did I explore different types of art. I’m also a plain Jane when it comes to decorating and style. I’ve always been that way. I don’t know what colors go together. And I just cannot foresee…

Third Trimester Blues

When I first started driving for long periods, I discovered that I had mild road rage. Once I had been driving a while, I noticed my road rage was worse when I was riding as the passenger (how does that make sense?). Now that I’m pregnant, I JUST CAN’T STAND driving or other drivers on…

Where is the Fridge?

As summer comes to an abrupt end for me today, I prepare for what I thought was going to be a rough morning. I woke up today and got right down to business. I ate first (before I puked from lack of food), made my husband’s lunch, got ready, and left EARLY to run an…

Short Testimony/Encouragement

I love my husband! I love how he is so patient and gracious with me. He treats me like I am the Queen of the world! He loves me so well, despite when I have crazy moments…which is often. I love how my husband supports my dreams and passions! He encourages me in them, even…

I Just Told My OB I’m Having A Home Birth!!

In my recent extensive research on home births versus hospital births, I have decided that it is much better for me to give birth at home. I have found that there is a huge community of people who agree and support this viewpoint but few who do outside of that community. I want to make…

Slacker

It’s been a little over a month since I’ve created a post on here. “Why so long, Jaz?” Well, I’ve been busy…though that isn’t an excuse to not work on my craft and update my peeps. The day after my last post, I participated in a two-week women’s discipleship program that changed my life. My…

Flat Tire, Baby Kicks, & Involuntary Squats

Wow, wow, WOW! What an exciting week. This week was the last week for our kiddos at school and my last week of work. SUMMER HAS BEGUN!!!! I am thrilled to start the summer because I am loving the heat and I have lots to look forward to and prepare for this summer. But first,…

Friendships

Throughout my young life, I’ve had MANY friendships. I’ve had good ones, bad ones, crazy ones, and random ones. I’ve also had some very short friendships and others that are still going strong after 4, 8, and 15+ years.  I am very much an extrovert. I can have an awesome conversation with a random person…

Don’t accept the mundane!

In a life full of to-dos, long work hours, and meetings, it is very difficult to slow down. Not only that, but we get so wrapped up in our mundane routines of everyday life that we run on autopilot. Routines are necessary, but so is spontaneity. The mundane takes the opportunity to enjoy every moment…