Monthly Archives: May 2013

Returning to Work After Maternity Leave- Breastfeeding & Pumping

May 26, 2013

Continuing to breastfeed while working can be a challenge, but it is certainly possible. If you do not have an office with a door that locks, find out if there are pumping rooms before you take maternity leave. If not, talk to your employer about a comfortable place for you to pump each day. This […]

Returning to Work After Maternity Leave Part III

May 26, 2013

When your maternity leave ends, try to schedule your first day back to the office toward the end of the week so that you don’t have to work a full week right away. A few days before going back to work, set a time to be out the door, (dressed and ready), to get an […]

Returning to Work After Maternity Leave- Finding a Caregiver for Your Baby

May 24, 2013

Preparation, research, and knowledgeable interviewing are the practical keys to matching your baby with the best caregivers for her. Above all, I believe in calling on the Holy Spirit for divine discernment when it comes to such an important task. “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will […]

Returning to Work After Maternity Leave Part I

May 23, 2013

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9   One of the most emotional transitions that a new mom makes is leaving her tiny newborn in the arms of another to return […]

Dreams for Your Baby

May 19, 2013

“Let them praise his name with dancing!” Psalm 149:3 When the doctor told me that I was pregnant with a “princess,” the first thing I thought of was ballet. I have dreamed since I was young of having a little girl who would love dance as much as I do. It took only a couple […]

Forgetting What Is Behind Part III

May 17, 2013

“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’” Isaiah 41:13. This verse brings me to tears. I have a tendency toward anxiety, and knowing that God is holding my hand and helping me is such a comfort. From […]

Forgetting What is Behind Part II

May 16, 2013

According to the Alan Gutmacher Institute study of 2006, about one half of American women experience unintended pregnancy each year. If you fall into that category, you may have been surprised, (to say the least), by the positive pregnancy test. First, let me say again, no life is an accident and no baby is a […]

Forgetting What is Behind Part 1

May 15, 2013

“But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13, 14  Pregnancy includes months of preparation for your baby from taking childbirth classes to decorating the nursery. My job […]

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Sovereign Pregnancy

May 14, 2013

It was about this time last year- a beautiful morning run that for the third day in a row had to be slowed to a walk. Sharp pains on the right side. Appendicitis? Must be. I can’t keep ignoring this. I hate making the effort to go to the doctor. Okay, okay, I’ll call. I […]