Author Archive | Hayley Hengst

(A Humorous View of) What To Expect When You're Pregnant

(A Humorous View of) What To Expect When You’re Pregnant

A description, A-Z, of what to expect when you are pregnant. First time Pregos…I hope you find this humorous, as well as informative. Veteran moms…you know it’s all true A is for… Aww HELL no…hemorrhoids? Heartburn? Varicose veins? STRETCH MARKS??? No matter which one strikes you, they’re bound leave you saying “aw hell.”   B […]

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Team C Section

Team C-Section

I know a vaginal birth is best, ok? I KNOW!!   It’s safer.  It’s the way God designed it. It’s less risk to the baby and the mother. The recovery time is shorter. I KNOW!! But look, as it turns out, some of our hoo-has just don’t want to DO that, and you’ll never believe […]

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Thankfulness Amidst the Pain

Sometimes there are circumstances in life that you wish you could change.   Life-altering. A mild annoyance. A cross to bear, a thorn in your side, or an event that shatters your whole world. It’s a circumstance you wish you could change…but you can’t.   In the beginning, when “the circumstance” first begins,  you hope/wish/pray […]

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What If You’re Actually Doing Just Fine?

I ran into my friend Nikki at church the other day. Nikki homeschooled her daughter for kindergarten, and then decided to enroll her in public school for first grade this year. She was telling me that though she enjoyed and cherished the year she had spent at home being her daughter’s teacher, one thing that […]

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We Need You, Older Moms

A while ago, I wrote an article titled “This Stage of Life? It’s Hard.” I wrote it because, well, it is. It received a lot of feedback… some bad, some good, some just plain weird. My favorite comments though were from the older “been there, done that” moms. The moms who remembered the stage of life […]

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