Finding the path

By |2018-03-02T16:32:13-06:00August 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 [...]

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 [...]

Why girls need feminist dads

By |2018-03-02T16:34:41-06:00April 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 [...]

A monastic approach to motherhood

By |2018-03-02T16:38:48-06:00January 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 [...]

Words every kid needs to hear

By |2018-03-02T16:40:32-06:00March 7th, 2014|

My son, my youngest child, turned 18 yesterday. By some definitions, an adult. A letter from the Selective Service showed up in today’s mail. (Gulp). I will always be his mother, and he will continue [...]

Protective parenting

By |2018-03-02T16:43:00-06:00December 15th, 2012|

The events in Connecticut (and also Oregon) this week have left me stunned. Not only by the intial acts of violence, but by the fierce debates over gun laws etc. on blogs and social media. [...]

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