What I Learned While Breastfeeding – Part 2

In my last post, I gave you all the not-so-lovely details of my breastfeeding experience with my first little tyrant. Now I’m going to share  a few things I learned from my first breastfeeding experience, and that I hope at the very least will offer some solidarity. Since as I’ve said a lot (you’ll probably…

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Learning to Pray as a Mom

With an active 18 month old on my hands, working part time, and making sure our family is fed with a relatively clean house, I really struggle to find time for prayer. If the baby is awake, I am generally playing with her while I intermittently answer emails, and when she is sleeping I tend…

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Video: Conservative Women in a Liberal World

In honor of International Women’s Day, Patrina Mosely, Emily Frase, Sarah Perry and Brynne Krispin tackle what it means to be a Christian conservative woman and where our place is in a culture in which we continue to be marginalized.

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What I Learned While Breastfeeding – Part 1

If you’re a new mom or soon-to-be one, you’ve been made blissfully or painfully aware of the resurging cultural pressure to return to all things natural when it comes to your baby, from unmedicated births to breastfeeding to organic first foods, cloth diapers and so on. I will admit that it is nice to live…

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Working From Home Part Two: Learning to Accept Help

In my last post I talked about the pros and cons of working from home, and the challenges it presents. Overwhelmingly the biggest issue for me right now is time. It was relatively easy to get the work done I needed to when she was napping three times a day for an hour and a…

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Small but Invaluable: The SAHM Life

Growing up, stay-at-home-moms (SAHM) were all I knew. From my own mother to my grandmothers to all of my friends, everyone’s mom was the queen of the house in the full sense of the word. I had it ingrained in me that the best thing I could ever do with my life once I had…

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Working from Home: The Good and the Bad

Life changes are inevitable as we get older, but some changes are harder than others, even when it is our choice. When I found out I was expecting my daughter I spoke with my supervisor about reducing my hours and doing most of my work from home. I assumed I would crank out all the…

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On Lent and Keeping Up Appearances

This morning was a surprisingly rare morning that my daughter woke up totally ready for the day, but it was one of those very frequent mornings where I was not. Since it’s Lent (and clearly for no other reason hah), I dragged myself out of my warm cocoon 30 minutes earlier than usual. Sacrifice for…

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