10 Things to Pack in Your Hospital Bag for Labor and Delivery

10 things to pack in your hospital bag

It’s a little over one month until the expected arrival of Baby 5.0 — so it’s time to pack the hospital bag! Hooray! 1. Moisturizer/lip gloss Hospital air is notorious for being dry, so extra moisturizer and lip gloss are essential. Some of my favorites? Made on lotion is a hard lotion bar, stored in […]

Saints and Scripture Sunday: St Gianna Beretta Molla

Saints and Scripture Sunday

Psalm 139:13-14 You formed me my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb. I praise you, so wonderfully you made me, wonderful are your works! Being pregnant with Baby 5.0, the story of St Gianna is one that I hold very dear. Gianna was the tenth of thirteen children, and as a working […]

10 Ways to Survive Your First Trimester – Pregnancy Tips

surviving the first trimester

This post may contain affiliate links. Since this is Baby Number Five, you’d think I’d be used to pregnancy symptoms by now. This was supposed to be my ‘easy’ pregnancy, after having twins, but the first trimester really kicked my behind. I’ve survived — and I’ll share my best tips to help get you through […]

Approaching Advent: Saints and Scripture Sunday

Saints and Scripture Sunday

We’re just days away from Advent, one of my favorite times of the year. I struggle with the hustle and bustle of holiday affairs, while trying to embrace a season of waiting for Christ within our Church. It’s hard for me to be still and contemplate the miracle of the Christ Child, admist the dozens […]