Exclusive Breastfeeding ~ Reasons to Consider Having a Pump

Breast pumps are obviously necessary if you're planning to feed your baby part time (or full time) by bottle, but having a breast pump is also a great idea even if you're planning to exclusively breastfeed. There are times when pumping can be an absolute life-saver! Engorgement When the pain and tightness of engorgement hits, expressing a … Continue reading Exclusive Breastfeeding ~ Reasons to Consider Having a Pump

In the Mind ~ Secondary Infertility

It's pretty clear that the emotional and psychological effects of miscarriage and secondary infertility are still lingering in my life. My youngest - my fourth baby - is now eight months old, yet I continue to have some of the same old thoughts/feelings come up. They may not be debilitating the way they once were, but they certainly aren't positive … Continue reading In the Mind ~ Secondary Infertility

The Four of Us

My daughter’s view from the top. A post about her and her younger siblings. She is wonderful big sister. ❤

Dreaming of Guatemala

Recently, someone thought that Joshua and I were twins.

A few years ago, someone thought that I was his mother.

I’m sure that multiple people have thought that Elizabeth is my daughter.

This is the life of the eldest child in a group of four siblings that are very different ages.


The comments, remarks and assumptions can be quite awkward sometimes – but I wouldn’t change these age differences for the world.

Without these three hooligans beautiful siblings in my life, I would be a completely different person; much more quiet, much lonelier, much more selfish … I’m pretty thankful for them.

True, we have our differences, and oftentimes, the range of maturity levels clash. But we’re all learning to accept each other the way we are, to understand where each person is in their walk in life, and that has brought us so much closer.

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