Lent in the Time of a Newborn…

I’m moonlighting over at Call Her Happy today, where Jenna has graciously allowed me to share some ideas on how moms with littles can make Lent a special time without losing our ever-loving minds.

There’s a saying that gets batted around every Lent: Sometimes you choose a sacrifice for Lent, but sometimes God chooses it for you. Never more is that true, for me at least, than during times of pregnancy or when I’m caring for a newborn. Whether it’s all-day nausea during early pregnancy, the constant backache of late pregnancy, or cracked nipples and extreme lack of sleep during the newborn weeks and months, Lent gives mothers plenty of opportunities to offer up our sufferings in unity with Christ in the desert.

Read the rest by clicking here.  I hope to be back tomorrow with a book review and perhaps some other fluffier stuff.  In the meantime, enjoy the eyelashes on these two kiddos:



  1. This is the first time I’ve clicked over on my computer (not my phone) and your blog looks gorgeous! I love the header! We miss so much on our phones. 🙂 Clicking over to the link now.
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  2. Thank you for such an awesome post! I just know so many moms are going to love it 🙂 xo
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  3. I love all of your suggestions and I am going to try to put away the phine while nursing and instead pray so much more.
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  4. Amen and Amen!!
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