Faith

The Stories I Want My Children to Know

How much your children know about their family’s story and roots turned out to be “the best single predictor of children’s emotional health and happiness,” and those children who know the most about their families tend to be more resilient and better able to cope during stressful situations.

Sacred Space

With pain in my baby’s future, with surgeries looming on the horizon and more challenges in his future than I ever would have chosen for my child I took comfort in his gentle entrance into the world. With a childhood of doctors, nurses and therapists ahead I found peace in the intimacy of his birth.

“Your family is complete”

There was a time during my fifth pregnancy when I couldn’t see an end to my baby creating. I wanted to have as many children as my body could carry. I truly wanted to leave the decision of the number of children I had to the Lord. I was willing to have 9 or more if that was what He wanted. I never wanted to be done.

Trial of Faith

Trial of Faith By Shaylee Ann My heart ached. My head pounded. My faith was tried. I was in agony. My womb was empty of the life that once grew there. I knew before we lost her that I would miscarry. I was cramping. I was bleeding. I was calm. The compassion I felt for …

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VBT #16: Wonderfully Made Bellies and Babies

Today’s Virtual Book Tour post comes from Nicole at Wonderfully Made Bellies and Babies. She describes herself this way: I am a wife, a mother, a doula, an apprentice midwife, childbirth educator, a sister, a daughter, a Christian, and a true feminist. Here’s an excerpt from Nicole’s post…

In Good Hands

Today’s Women’s History Month stories come from our Latter-day Saint birthing history. I fantasize about having a book containing all the recorded birth accounts of our early Mormon mothers and midwives. What an amazing book that would be! I have a feeling that those account would do for us modern mothers what the following two accounts have done for me. They would show us over and over and over that God cares deeply about each birth and that we are given divine aid and protection as we participate in the sacred work of giving life to His children.

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