Moving, Motherhood, and Other Hard Things

Our pastor in Virginia told us a few weeks ago, “There is no ‘tired’ like ‘new parent tired.’” Add a sudden cross-country move and a global pandemic on top of that, and the result is a complicated mix of tired, angsty, lonely, and generally just stretched. I think stretched in particular describes most of what I have felt for the past two months, both in … Continue reading Moving, Motherhood, and Other Hard Things

Update . . . From Kansas | 4/24/2020

Along with the rest of the world, we Hagemans are trying to figure out what life is supposed to look like in the midst of a pandemic (as well as the arrival of a newborn). We had been planning to move to Colorado in April of 2020 from northern Virginia since last summer; but as the situation with COVID-19 began to carry more implications on … Continue reading Update . . . From Kansas | 4/24/2020

3/24/20 | Things Are Quite Different

Within the past month we have welcomed our tiny girl and witnessed the effects of COVID-19 on our corner of the world. Needless to say, there is so much that has changed since our last update and I’m not sure what exactly the blog will look like over the next couple of months. I (Jessica) hope to keep writing as I’m able, starting with a … Continue reading 3/24/20 | Things Are Quite Different

Update | 2/18/2020

Keeping consistent with blog updates has always been a challenge for me. Let’s hope these prove to be an exception to the rule, especially as life continues to get more complicated and taxing. I (Jessica) am sitting in my favorite coffee place in downtown Fredericksburg as I write this, and “Take Me Home, Country Roads” happens to be playing in the background, competing with about … Continue reading Update | 2/18/2020

Believer, You Are Not Your Own

You know those moments when you come across a quote that seems like it was written for the sole purpose of making you, personally, question your entire approach to life? It happened again today while I was casually scrolling Facebook (I almost included “minding my own business,” but that’s the opposite of what we do on social media). Anyway, a post by the Risen Motherhood … Continue reading Believer, You Are Not Your Own