Chaunie Brusie

Chaunie Brusie is a labor and delivery nurse turned writer and a young mom of four. She is the author of Tiny Blue Lines: Reclaiming Your Life, Preparing For Your Baby, and Moving Forward in Faith in an Unplanned Pregnancy, and loves encouraging mothers to pursue their dreams while raising little ones at home. Find her on her blog, Facebook, or Twitter.

4 Ideas for a Creating a Blessings Jar with Baby

I saw this adorable “Blessings Jar” on a friend’s Instagram the other day and I just thought it would make such a great family craft to do for Thanksgiving. 

The only problem, of course, is that my baby is not even four months old yet and can’t really articulate her blessings in life (if I had to guess, they would be something like: mom’s arms and milk), so I thought of a few ways we could make the idea of a Blessings Jar work for the whole family–baby included!

The Magic of Meeting a New Family Member

Two weeks ago exactly, my brand-new nephew entered this world for the first time. 

I have to admit that although I have four kids myself, there is something so special about becoming an aunt. When my sister-in-law and brother-in-law first shared their pregnancy news with my niece two years ago, I held back tears. I was just so excited to meet a new member of our family.

3 Things I Wish I'd Done for Our Baby's Baptism

Curiously, with every baby I have had, their baby hood seems to zoom by faster and faster. 

By the time we had our fourth baby, I swear I blinked and she was already almost two months old–how did that happen?

It was about the time when I figured out how fast time really does go by that I finally got around to setting up my daughter’s baptism–and of course, as most things go with kids, things didn’t exactly go as I planned.

A Pair of Footie Pajamas

Every night, when I get our baby ready for bed, I slip her into her favorite pair of footie pajamas–and I can’t help but smile.

Year after year, baby after baby, there is one memory that will always come to mind when I think back on this time of raising my children.

And that’s how much I love a good pair of footie pajamas. 

The Family Dinner (It's Not Just for Holidays)

I’ll never forget our first meal as a family of three.

It was the morning after our baby was born, after the visitors had left, the post-birth excitement had died down, and it was just me, my husband, and the brand-new little girl that had completely stolen our hearts.

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