How you can help a single mom

By |2018-03-02T16:33:11-06:00May 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 |2018-03-02T16:33:20-06:00May 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 [...]

Answering the call to write

By |2018-03-02T18:58:04-06:00May 12th, 2012|

About a month ago, several of the Redbud Writers and I sat on tall chairs in Johnsen & Taylor bookstore in Wheaton, and chatted about how to combine motherhood and writing. Some 30 to 40 [...]

“Just a mom”??

By |2018-03-02T19:00:09-06:00September 13th, 2011|

Every time I hear a woman describe what she does by starting with the words, “I’m just…” I want to shake her. And then hug her. And say, there’s no such thing as “just a [...]

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