Very Brief Family Update | 10/14/20

It has definitely been a minute since I last posted anything, which I’m sorry about. I had a lot planned and drafted throughout September, but a few things happened that threw me off my usual writing groove: Iva has suddenly changed her sleep routine on me, and instead of sleeping until 8 in the morning…

Thoughts on Heritage: In Memory of Patricia and Anne

There is a fair chance that I was awake on August 26th at 3:30 in the morning, feeding Iva and dozing back to sleep. If so, I did not know that I was newly bereft of my last remaining grandparent. My husband and I compare and contrast our families often, and while there are not…

Update | 7/29/20 | Settling In

If you’ve been keeping up with our updates over the past three or four months, you’ve seen us in a massive (and seemingly never-ending) season of transition. Just to recap: Our first child, a girl, was born in late February. Two weeks after her birth, COVID-19 lockdowns were enforced in our state Facing the end…

6/13/20 | We’ve Moved . . . Again

We made it to Colorado (finally!) in the past two weeks, just in time for things to slowly start reopening. It has been fun to take Iva out to the park and watch her stare at the trees and squirrels, and Devynn and I have really enjoyed being within driving distance of some dear friends…

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…

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)…

2/3/2020 | Sowing and Reaping

The winter blues (and the general blues that tend to come with transitional seasons) have hit the Hageman house this week. We’re trying . . . trying . . . to chug along in the spirit of the Psalmist, who declares, “If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with…

(Brief) Family Update | 1/22/20

I (Jessica) meant to write a new update each week on Sunday, but it might take a while before that becomes super consistent. Thanks in advance for bearing with me. It was recently confirmed that the pain in the lower half of my body that happens most nights is indeed sciatica, which is unfortunate, but…

Update & Maternity Photos | 1/12/20

It seems like we’re just now catching our breath after the wave of holiday (and emergency) travel that hit us from September until Christmas. Every thirty days, at least, we were driving or flying to North Carolina or Colorado from our home in the D.C. metro area. Only one of those trips – a last…

Theology In The Thick Of Life

“O Lord, make me know my end     and what is the measure of my days;     let me know how fleeting I am! Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths,     and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Surely a man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nothing they are…

We Need More Domestic Theologians

Contemporary Christianity provides us with a picture of godly womanhood that revolves around a multitude of sweet nothings. I have spent most of my time on earth entrenched in Western church culture and this is the bulk of what I learned about “biblical womanhood” for the first nineteen years of my life: Preserve your virginity. Do…

I Don’t Become A Homemaker By Becoming A Mother

There is such a nasty inclination in the heart of women to create cliques and set up hoops for one another to jump through. Throughout my entire life, I’ve been very conscious of the reality that there will always be a female figure close by (or two, or three) who will push me to reach…