Gems in the Web 11/22/13

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Mollie Hemingway summed it up best in her piece, “Fecundophobia: The Growing Fear of Children and Fertile Women“, when she said, “The media remind us regularly that the most important cultural value relative to family life is what’s euphemistically called “choice.” The choice of whether to have kids or not is held so sacrosanct that […]

Gems in the Web 11/8/13

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As you navigate life, you, like all normal people, will need affirmation. You need someone to say, “Good job” or “Well done.” You need someone to notice you. Please know that the desire to be known and affirmed is not a bad one. And it is not a desire that you are likely to outgrow. […]

Gems in the Web 10/11/13 Feminism and Complementarianism

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I’m going to do something a little different today and link to several articles that come from the same blog. I love Practical Theology for Women, and I look forward to every single post from Wendy. She’s not thin, brothy Campbell’s soup. She’s homemade, thick, chunky soup that sticks to your ribs. She gets me […]

Gems in the Web: Raising Sons 9/6/13

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“As school begins in the coming weeks, parents of boys should ask themselves a question: Is my son really welcome? A flurry of incidents last spring suggests that the answer is no.” Read: School Has Become Too Hostile to Boys “The boy-man is selfish, young, immature, addicted to games, immune to responsibility, foul-mouthed, and weak. He’s […]

Gems in the Web 8/23/13

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I am getting up early, most mornings, and running in the cooler air, listening to podcasts and audiobooks so that the silence doesn’t smite me. I am simmering chili, and marinating chicken, and baking granola bars. I am scrubbing ground beef off porcelain plates, and folding clean underwear, and sweeping the crumb-strewn kitchen floor. I […]

Gems in the Web 7/26/13

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Today we’re doing something different. Some of our contributors are sharing one of their TOP POSTS from their own blogs. These are the posts that, over the years, have had the most traffic on their sites. Cool. So here goes: My purpose in this world, contrary to the belief of some, is not to have […]

Gems in the Web 6/27/13 Fertility and Hormones

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I’ll be 47 in November. My last baby was born a little over a year ago when I was 45. I nursed him until about two months ago, so my cycle was absent all last year due to nursing. But now it is absent for a new, unfamiliar (to me) reason. The Change. So I’ve […]