I’ve never felt a joy quite like becoming a mom. Parenthood has brought out so much of the best of us.

And, yes, some of the worst too. From the I’ve-never-felt-this-consistently-tired-in-my-life fatigue; to transitioning to one income; to (not) figuring out sleep routines; to anxiety and feelings of inadequacy; we’ve had our share of marital strife since becoming parents.

Our daughter is only two, so cultivating a healthy marriage as new parents is something we’re still stumbling our way through. But a few key things have greatly helped.

Read the rest of this post at the Risen Motherhood blog.