Through the grace of God, I am the proud mother of two young children. While all children are His blessing, Caroline, was a particularly special gift….She was a surprise! When I found out I was pregnant with her, my husband Jon and I had been married for four years, I had just finished graduate school, and I was well on my way up the corporate ladder. Kids were certainly in the long term plan, and let me stress the phrase “LONG TERM”. I was not overly excited about this detour on my well mapped out road, and I did not think I was ready for a child. Eventually, after much thought and prayer, I resigned myself to the “situation”. One thing I knew for certain, I was going to be a corporate mother. I had made up my mind that a baby was not going to interfere with my career.
Inspired by her own need for a child-friendly resource to explain pregnancy to her young child, Amy Pedersen began her Christian parenting journey with The Miracle of Me from conception to birth. Written from the unborn baby's perspective, The Miracle of Me is about life in the womb. Although it was written for children, The Miracle of Me has been embraced by adults as well. The reader takes a week-by-week journey on how the baby grows and develops via simple language and poetry. Using real in-utero photography, rulers and scales, the reader can see how the little one advances. A wonderful resource to help foster an early connection with the pre-born baby in your life.
Raising children in this day and age can certainly be challenging. My Mom, for one, was raised in a time when children were meant to be seen and not to be heard. Well-intentioned parents disciplined with a strong tongue and a leather strap. During that time, most parents were quick to point out any less-than-perfect behavior, but highly unlikely to note things done well. The result was a generation of wounded souls who questioned their abilities and their decisions. Their self-confidence has been compromised as a result.
By Amy Pedersen
(a.k.a my stream of consciousness + spell check)
Morning is my favorite time of day. I’m not a morning person, mind you. (But I’m MUCH more of a morning person than my Mom has ever been. I can promise you that!)
People ask me all the time. “How do you do it?”
I’ll admit, I do have a lot on my plate….any mother does. There are the soccer games, swim practice, homework, Sunday school, tumbling, piano lessons, etc. that certainly keep us on the go. I’m fortunate that Jon, my husband, has a lot of flexibility in his work and takes the lead on that (and most of our family meals, to tell you the truth.) Trust me. I count my blessings.