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Having a New Baby Is Hard: the Overflowing Toilet Version

I’ve had six babies, and every time I have a new one, there are days when I feel as if I’m on the verge of a panic attack all the time. It’s a good thing I have a blog that I can go back and read later, or I might mistakenly assume that I feel [...]

This is Me Trusting You: The Birth of Gabriel John Parunak, Part 2

Part 1, in which we find a church just in time to lose our kitchen, can be read here.

Please, Lord, please let me go into labor, I prayed as I drove out on an early morning errand run before my family was up. At 38 1/2 weeks pregnant, I was ready, officially full term, weepy [...]

This is Me Trusting You: The Birth of Gabriel John Parunak, Part 1

Okay, I said to God. This is me trusting You. And so began my sixth pregnancy. I had been afraid, afraid I couldn’t handle the stress and grueling busyness of life, the pain of complicated relationships, and the inevitable crippling nausea that loomed ominous on my horizon. But in a world that was out of [...]