Morning Sickness and Peeing Your Pants (Guest Post by Lindsey Morrow)

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If you've been hanging  around Carrots very long, you know that my biggest struggle with pregnancy is morning sickness. Not just uncomfortable, annoying morning sickness...like can't-keep-water-down and need-serious-prescriptions-to-handle-the-situation kind of thing. And then my other kids want to hang out with me when I'm pregnant and that's tricky when I'm curled up in fetal position drinking … [Read more...]

Why I Felt Guilty About My Last Pregnancy (and Why I Don’t Anymore)

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On a recent December afternoon, the “big kids” (age 2 and 4) went to grandma’s house and I got to spend a couple hours with just my baby girl (7 months). She took a cat nap in her crib and then promptly woke and I sat on the couch next to our twinkling Christmas tree and nursed her. She typically doesn’t fall asleep while nursing anymore, but this time she did. Her precious little body relaxed and … [Read more...]

Women Speak on NFP Series Wrap-Up: What I Learned and My NFP Plans

Over the summer 17 women shared about their experiences using various methods of Natural Family Planning. I was so pleased from the feedback I received about the series and how it has been informing, encouraging, and helping women. I'd like to share some reflections about what I learned from the wonderful contributors and how it's affecting my life.  Because we’ve never been trained in NFP (we’ve … [Read more...]

You Were Not Made for Comfort…

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Our culture loves comfort. It's not a secret. We love drive-thrus, and air conditioning, and convenience. But we don’t just love comfort, we’re obsessed with it to the point that we decided blankets aren't quite comfortable enough and we had to invent the Snuggie. And this love affair with comfort carries over into our spiritual life. We don't want to talk about the Cross. It makes us … [Read more...]

Melissa’s Journey With NFP and Infertility

This is a guest post by Melissa of Faith in All Times in the Women Speak on NFP series. In this series you will hear from women using various methods of NFP, some to avoid pregnancy, some trying to conceive, and their experiences. Disclaimer: This series is not meant to be a substitute for any method of training in NFP! If you are interested in one of the methods introduced in this series, please … [Read more...]

Any Expectant Mamas Out There? Check Out From Maiden to Mother

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I'm three days overdue with Baby Gwen (Lucy was 10 days late) so I'm starting to lose my mind a little. I really gave all my natural labor induction methods a good try yesterday, including acupuncture, spicy Thai food, long walks, etc. but to no avail! One more weekend pregnant just sounds UNBEARABLE. C'mon Baby Carrot! I'm doing my best to distract myself from the fact that I'm still … [Read more...]

A Picture of the Incarnation on My Kitchen Floor

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During this pregnancy (my third) my mood swings have been unreal. One minute everything is rosy and the next I find myself sobbing for no reason. And if I wait too long to eat or don’t get enough sleep, I am sure to be an insane hysterical basket case. The worst meltdown occurred for really no reason at all at about halfway through the pregnancy. We put the kids to bed, then Daniel ran some … [Read more...]

Women Speak on NFP: How NFP Got Me Pregnant

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This is a guest post by my dear friend Kaitlin of More Like Mary~More Like Me. in the Women Speak on NFP series. In this series you will hear from women using various methods of NFP, some to avoid pregnancy, some trying to conceive, and their experiences. Disclaimer: This series is not meant to be a substitute for any method of training in NFP! If you are interested in one of the methods … [Read more...]

Women Speak on NFP: Confidence and Simplicity with the Billings Ovulation Method

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This is a guest post by Christy of fountains of home in the Women Speak on NFP series. In this series you will hear from women using various methods of NFP, some to avoid pregnancy, some trying to conceive, and their experiences. Disclaimer: This series is not meant to be a substitute for any method of training in NFP! If you are interested in one of the methods introduced in this series, please … [Read more...]

Women Speak on NFP: Why I Use NFP as a Protestant

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This is a guest post by Leah Heffnerin the Women Speak on NFP series. In this series you will hear from women using various methods of NFP, some to avoid pregnancy, some trying to conceive, and their experiences. Disclaimer: This series is not meant to be a substitute for any method of training in NFP! If you are interested in one of the methods introduced in this series, please contact a … [Read more...]