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10 Reasons You Should Buy An Instant Pot

10 Reasons You Should Buy An Instant Pot

I’m not going to be dramatic and say you NEED one. Obviously, you’ve lived (insert age) years without one, just like millions of other people. Humanity thrived, even before Instant Pots.

But I will say that owning an Instant Pot is definitely an advancement in kitchen technology.

To me, an Instant Pot is the smartphone of the kitchen.

Most of us would be able to live a normal life with a flip phone that only made calls, but why settle for a boring flip phone when you can have a smartphone that is capable of doing so much more?

OK, maybe that’s a bad example when a lot of us are trying to be less technologically dependent, but you know what I mean.

An Instant Pot will make your life easier.

Let me share a few reasons how.

What I Want For My 30th Birthday

What I Want For My 30th Birthday

I want to be a better disciple in my 30’s.

I want to be a disciple of disciples.

I want to change more lives.

I want to touch Heaven more.

I want to shine my light brighter everywhere I go.

I want to have a bigger part in populating Heaven.

I want to minister more.

I want to encourage more.

Charlotte’s Birth Story

Charlotte’s Birth Story

I was crying.

I was screaming.

I was yelling like an Amazon woman.

I told my midwife and the nurse I didn’t think I could do this without medication, even though I really really wanted to. I don’t know if it’s because they knew how badly I didn’t want pain meds, or if it was too late for that by this point, but they both kind of ignored me and told me how strong I was.

The contractions were getting worse each time, which amazed me because I thought there was no way it could possibly get any worse.

I regretted ever complaining about the pain of labor when I delivered Judah, that was a piece of cake compared to this.

My Open Appendectomy at 36 Weeks Pregnant

My Open Appendectomy at 36 Weeks Pregnant

After hours of blood draws, lots of people painfully pressing on my abdomen, and a horrifying MRI because the CT scan they normally do to check for infected appendixes was too dangerous for the baby, it was finally confirmed.

I had acute appendicitis.

Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

This 4 ingredient chicken that’s perfect for busy weeknights!

It heats up really well making it perfect for “planned leftovers” the next day!

Judah’s Birth Story

Judah’s Birth Story

He was still. He was gray. He was silent. The OB resident was about to cut the cord and Beth stopped her and said “No! Just wait.”

International Women’s Day 2016

International Women’s Day 2016

I’m thankful to be a woman. I’m thankful I was able to carry two children inside of me and birth them without pain medications, one after an induction. September 1, 2014, and July 18, 2016, were two of the most empowering days of my life.

Time doesn’t heal…

Time doesn’t heal…

Time heals all wounds they say. No, that’s not true. Time is like a bandage. It covers the wound, but it doesn’t heal it.

How Great is Our God 

How Great is Our God 

In my mind, I was feeling sorry for myself while Judah was eating his lunch and Charlie was spitting puréed peas on my face.

Mom Guilt

Mom Guilt

I’m 7 weeks into being a mom of 2. It’s going pretty much as I thought it would go. Each day is full of crazy, messes, loud noises, tears, giggles, and whispers of “I love you so much.” 

There’s also quite a bit of “mom guilt” involved in my days. 
Guilt that my 2 year old is having more than 20 min of screen time in a day because it’s the only time I can shower, make meals, or nurse the baby without him becoming bored and therefore destructive. 
Guilt that I’m silently willing Baby C to hurry up and finish our current nursing session because then I wouldn’t have to have the screen on for more than 20 minutes a day.