• Mental Health Talk

    15 Powerful Bible Verses for Labor + Delivery

    I can’t even lie – I’m so scared to actually give birth to this baby. I mean.. what mom isn’t? It’s totally normal to be afraid of the unknown. Nearly all women feel anxiety about labor! You don’t know what’s going to happen, how it’ll feel, or what kind of experience it will bring. Previously I wrote about finding inner peace by seeking comfort in the Word. And I wanted to bring somewhat of a “part two” version. This time, I want to bring 15 Powerful Bible Verses for Labor + Delivery to help ease the stress and anxieties of the hospital, the labor, and what’s to come! Read Also:…

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    10 Bible Verses for the Expectant Mama about Children

    As I draw closer to my due date, I find myself looking for an inner peace to calm my anxiety and ease the everyday worries I have about becoming a new mom. My heart has felt so vulnerable throughout this pregnancy and I find myself spending a lot of time praying about the unforeseeable future. It helps me now more than ever to try to find comfort in the Maker. So I wanted to share 10 Bible Verses for the Expectant Mama about children. For me, these verses embody the prayers and dreams I have for my baby girl and help relieve the stresses I have about welcoming a new…

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    Journaling Prompts for Mamas to Ease the Stress of Being Quarantined

    I haven’t had my head on right these past couple of weeks. With everything going on, I feel drowned out and drained of all energy. The truth is, I don’t know what lies ahead of me for the rest of this pregnancy and it makes me anxious. And I get anxious a lot. Back in December, I wrote a post called, “Mama, Take A Moment for Yourself” where I wrote that journaling is a good one to reconnect with everything going on inside you. Mind, body, soul. But since then, I’ll be honest that I’ve barely written a thing – and I want that to change because writing for me…

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    Prenatal Depression: Let’s Put It Out On the Table

    When you’re a kid, there’s always this feeling of excitement as each day ticks by. You can’t wait to get older. Get taller. “Grow into your shoes.” Kids have this amazing sense of optimism. I once knew a guy that became friends with someone in primary school because he got shoved by him on the playground. Being a kid is a beautiful blind faith that everything is and will be okay. Being pregnant is kind of like life in a short manner. You start off with that blind optimism that everything is going to be really great. That giddiness of making your first OB/GYN appointment, the anticipation of “when will…

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    Podcasts for Expecting Mamas

    The month of January for me has been all about being in a mindset of positivity. I’ve been working on incorporating affirmations into my daily routine and try to take time for myself on the days I need some extra TLC. Because of this, I’ve been trying to find other ways to involve even more support into my life. So I’ve been looking into trying to find some podcasts that relate to what I’m going through. I keep saying that pregnancy is so weird – it’s really not what you expect. My biggest mission – especially with Growing & Glowing – is to find other mamas all around the word…

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    35 Pregnancy Affirmations For Positivity Seeking Mamas

    After talking about my experience with Season Affective Disorder in Mama, Take A Moment for Yourself , I began to think of ways for myself that I can help ease my depression and anxiety. I started to remember when I used to use positive affirmations every morning and how such a simple thing helped me in such a big way. In thinking about this, I decided I wanted to share some pregnancy affirmations for all the mamas that feel like something is wrong in their pregnancy mentality, bodies, and every day pregnant life. First Trimester Affirmations My body is happy, healthy, and pregnant. I will be a great mother. I…

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    Mama, Take A Moment for Yourself

    The holidays kind of bug me a lot. Between the commercialization of it, the need to please others, the weather changing, and serotonin levels dropping, it’s easy for me to get stuck in a rut during the Winter time. The truth is, I suffer through this part of life called Seasonal Affective Disorder. Every year I try to raise awareness on this true mental illness and shine light to what it actually is and this year is no exception. Being pregnant has drastically changed my hormones and has really made a lot of things worse in the aspect of keeping my mental state worse. So here is a short reminder:…