All posts by: Joanna Coatney

What Lies Beneath: Conflict In Marriage

I remember it just like it was yesterday. July 28, 2012 was the day I married my husband. The day wasn’t flawless, but it was absolutely amazing. The honeymoon afterwards... Read More

Healthy Lifestyle: 4 Ways To Remain Consistent

NEVER MISS A MONDAY!!! Lord, it’s Monday. Not today, Satan! (hits snooze and rolls back over) WOOT WOOT! WORKOUT WEDNESDAY!!! Hump Day can holla at me later! IT’S FITNESS FRIDAY!!!... Read More

Coatneys Don’t Quit! My Breastfeeding Journey

While crying and complaining to my husband about the difficulties that came with nursing, he said something to me that he says often. “Coatneys don’t quit!” In my head, I... Read More

Misconceptions Of The “S” Word

This right here is something that we have a hard time talking about. For some women, as soon as the topic is brought up, we shut down. I mean, think... Read More

Beat The Heat: 5 Ways to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Although it is possible to prevent hot car deaths, kids are still dying in hot cars at an alarming rate. According to a Forbes article, 2018 was the deadliest year... Read More

Essence Fest: Girls Trip, No Kids Allowed!

To all of my fellow first time mommies out there, please listen up. Take care of you. Sometimes separation anxiety (for you and baby) and mommy guilt make it hard... Read More

To The NICU And Beyond

Days 1-2: After an entire 17 hours of labor, all I wanted to do was hold and kiss my baby and begin my breastfeeding journey. But I couldn’t. Due to... Read More

“You Left Me!” A Letter To My Father

Dear Daddy, I remember it like it was yesterday. A lot of the details I do not recall, but what I do remember, I remember vividly. I had to be... Read More

Ministry Leader or Mama Bear: The Conflict! (Part 2)

  When my son was born, it was a pretty traumatic experience for me. I won’t go into detail here, but if you haven’t read my blog about the day... Read More

Ministry Leader or Mama Bear: The Conflict!

Hey everybody, it’s Joanna! Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy learning a little more about me in this blog. Where It All Began I was... Read More

When Nothing Goes As Planned: The Day I Became A Mom

I am filled with so many different emotions whenever I reflect on the day that I became a mom. This eventful day consisted of highs, lows, excitement, fear, frustration, happiness... Read More

Motherhood: God Created YOU for This!

If all of that is true (and I believe it is), then why is it sometimes difficult for us to walk confidently in our calling as the amazing moms that... Read More

5 Fun and Flirty Date Night Ideas

“Friday is date night. What do you want to do?” “Hmm. I don’t know. What do you want to do?” “Ummm, it’s YOUR turn to plan the date.” “Oh yeah.... Read More