My baby cries… deal with it!

I’ve acknowledged that I have stepped into life overseas with my own set of expectations and been smacked upside the head with some serious reality checks. You think that I would have learned by now to enter every new phase of my life with openness and without expectations, but alas I am still waiting to…

Holden’s Birth Story- My 60 hour Labor!

This story is super long, but then again so was my labor and delivery! My labor if you count from the time that my water broke was 60 hours or if you want to count from when I started having active labor then it was 40 hours. After giving birth, I talked with an American…

Pregnancy Fitness 3rd Trimester & Month 9

So I’ve learned something during this pregnancy. Month 9 should be its own special category! My body has changed significantly in this final month and its totally not fair to lump month 9 of my fitness into the 3rd trimester category. So to continue from my previous Pregnancy Fitness post, I will do the first…

Pregnant in Uganda- the commentary track!

So, when you obviously don’t blend into the culture you are living in it can get a bit interesting walking down the street and doing your shopping. Most foreigners living here deal with some level of chatter about them as they go about their day. A normal day for a foreigner is usually filled with: “Munu,…

Pregnancy Fitness

In my experience as a personal trainer I’ve had a decent amount of pregnant clients which has always been …. interesting. A lot of advice given to expecting mothers tends to be outdated in terms of fitness, or the same advice is given to everyone, which means it has to cover the lowest level of…

Short Term Discipleship/Long Term Impact

Short term teams…. I had no idea that short term teams (STT) were becoming so controversial. Here are the concerns about STT’s that we’ve ran across from others/blogs/books since we moved here: Are they really helping anyone? Are they just taking pictures of themselves holding little African babies for people to like on their Facebook profiles? Will…