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Confess, Apologize, Change: A Mother’s Paradigm for Social Justice

Our country is in turmoil. News stories pile up on top of each other, tragedies upon tragedies, more pain and violence than anyone can fully understand or bear. People are hurting, desperate, misunderstood, afraid, and marginalized. There is a virtual war, in which real, human people are assembling into rigid, polarized groups and launching angry, accusatory words […]

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Team Motherhood

We all started out with a game plan. From that first moment when we gasped in surprise at the pregnancy test in the early morning hours, we began to make our plan. We read the books. We formed our opinions. We made lists, adopted strategies, and crafted plans for what we would do IF and […]

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It’s the Little Things: Finding Love in the Beautiful Minutiae

It’s the little things. Ten tiny baby toes, soft and pudgy, toenails so small they might as well be glitter. White onesies, hanging from the clothesline in a neat row, swaying and dancing in the breeze against a backdrop of green. Baby cheeks, smooth and soft as unbaked dinner rolls, heavy and pink from slumber. […]

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An Advent Calendar of Christmas Traditions

Now that Thanksgiving is over, and the Christmas season has officially begun, we will all begin to feel the pressure to GET READY! BUY STUFF! WRAP PRESENTS! DECORATE! MAKE MEMORIES! TAKE PICTURES! ENJOY EVERYTHING! It’s a lot of pressure. There is too much to do. Pinterest will overwhelm you, your crafty on-top-of-things Facebook friends will […]

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Lessons From Tomatoes: Parenting Seasonally

We accidentally planted 40 tomato plants. That’s not a typo. Forty. It started off innocently enough. When the ground was still snow-covered and the creek was still solid, we were dreaming of spring and yearning for warmth and the smell of dirt and sunshine, so we planted a packet of seeds indoors to pass the […]

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