This is the HEAVIEST and the HAPPIEST I have ever been

This is the most I have ever weighed, besides while pregnant, and this is the happiest I have ever been. When Tyler and I got married, I was 170lbs. I know this because we both decided to weigh ourselves the day before our wedding (dumb) and both realized we were overweight. Ha. I was roughly…

Don’t Be Afraid Of The F Word

fem·i·nism the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – I’m a stay at home mom, and I’m a feminist. I didn’t give much thought to feminism until becoming a mother. After I got pregnant, and especially once we found…

Our Love Story (Part 2)

Five years later: Brittany is a nanny in Winnipeg, Tyler lives in Killarney. I remember my 22nd birthday SO clearly. I was walking to get my birthday coffee from Starbucks, reflecting on the last year, and dreaming of things I hoped to accomplish in the upcoming year. I had really enjoyed the last year alone…

Our Love Story (part 1)

Tyler and I met when I was 16, in high school, and he was newly graduated and attending a local college near my hometown. I had just recently become a Christian after the death of a close friend, and started attending a local youth group. Tyler was one of the youth leaders **gasp** and for…

JJ’s Birth Story

‘You’ll know when it’s time’ – that old adage. I heard it so many times near the end of my pregnancy…and I believed it! Well, it turns out not all of us ‘know’ when it’s time. At least I didn’t. Right around 39 weeks, I started having false or ‘prodromal’ labor every evening. Some nights…

Living Authentically

I’ve only started thinking about authentic living recently; I’ve always tried to ‘be myself’ and I am naturally an honest person (is anyone actively trying to NOT be themselves and being dishonest??) but I think in my younger years that wasn’t as authentic as I thought it was…