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Ever feel like a “single mom”?

By | 2016-05-06T09:55:08+00:00 May 6th, 2016|

When my children were small, and my husband worked crazy hours, I would often complain that I felt like a single mom. I had no idea, really. Sure, it was hard schlepping the kids around [...]

Finding the path

By | 2018-03-02T16:32:13+00:00 August 22nd, 2015|

We run downhill on a single track through a lush Midwestern woods, sunlight and green rushing past. Our feet staccato over roots and stones, undergrowth brushing our legs as we fly. I let out a [...]

How you can help a single mom

By | 2018-03-02T16:33:11+00:00 May 14th, 2015|

Single moms have a far greater risk of financial crisis, including homelessness, than the average person. Single moms fleeing a violent or threatening partner, even more so. You may think--that's too bad, but there's nothing [...]

The mothering God gives

By | 2018-03-02T16:33:20+00:00 May 11th, 2015|

Mother's Day can be rough. If you're childless but not by choice, if you recently lost your mom, if you have ever lost a child, Mother's Day can simply hurt. If you're in a mothering [...]

Why girls need feminist dads

By | 2018-03-02T16:34:41+00:00 April 17th, 2015|

Our 21-year-old daughter called my husband’s cell phone one evening last week. “Dad, I’m on a quick break during class but I wanted to ask you: do you self-identify as a feminist?” “Well, yes, I [...]

Lavish love

By | 2018-03-02T16:35:14+00:00 March 26th, 2015|

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it [...]

You are #DeeplyLoved (even if you doubt it)

By | 2018-03-02T16:35:52+00:00 March 5th, 2015|

“I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24) One of the best gifts I gave my kids, according to them, was the freedom to doubt and question their faith. This may seem counter-intuitive. [...]

A monastic approach to motherhood

By | 2018-03-02T16:38:48+00:00 January 20th, 2015|

I’m excited to welcome Micha Boyett, author of Found: A Story of Questions, Grace and Everyday Prayer, to the blog today and tomorrow for a little interview. First, my short review of Found: Being a [...]

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